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Fans gather to mark Elvis Presley's birthday

Elvis Presley gather to celebrate the late star's 79th birthday

Fans gather to mark Elvis Presley's birthday

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) -- Elvis Presley fans have gathered to honor the late rock 'n' roll icon's 79th birthday.

Wednesday's celebration at Graceland, Presley's longtime Memphis home, featured a cake cutting and the singing of "Happy Birthday" by 16-year-old Canadian David Thibault.

Presley was 42 when he died Aug. 16, 1977.

Presley recorded his first song "That's All Right" in 1954. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the recording.


Updated : 2021-10-18 04:16 GMT+08:00