“Hundreds of people gathered in front of Elvis Presley mansion in Graceland, Memphis for annual festivities dedicated to singer's birthday.
Admirers marked date by cutting the huge cake and in the end of events that was holding during the week, wishing fans, could buy Presley-owned artifacts on the auction.”
Bad weather was not an obstacle for hundreds of devoted fans that gathered on Monday in Memphis to mark the 83th anniversary of Elvis Presley birthday.
In front of Presley's Graceland mansion, people were congratulating the King by singing “Happy birthday to you”.
After that Kevin Kane, president Graceland Visitor's bureau and executives had an official speech dedicated to the date.
The proclamation says that Memphis was a true home for Elvis, the place that inspired him, the place where he felt comfortable so no matter how far his career took him, Presley will remain devoted Memphis' son forever.
Official part of event was end with cake-cutting to pay tribute to Elvis’ famed ‘68 Comeback Special, that was 50th anniversary of the NBC TV event that marked Presley’s return to serious music.
Monday’s celebration was the last phase of weekend of Presley-dedicated events; final event was auction of Elvis' personal things.
Among the things that were sold are 1922 Colt “Police Positive” .32 caliber revolver, was bought for $20,000, Presley's present to his girlfriend — diamond rind, that earned $27,500 and other singer's artifacts.
Presley festivities will take place in August 2018.
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