Tour guides and park rangers are often asked if Elvis Presley paid for the USS Arizona Memorial. The answer is partially. Many different people and groups raised money to help the memorial come together. Elvis was one of many artists to help out, holding a benefit concert that raised over $64,000. That concert paid for about a tenth of the total final cost of the memorial. Elvis was not paid for his performance and, instead, made an additional contribution. The year after, in 1962, the memorial was dedicated and opened.