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Fans celebrate Elvis' 76th birthday in Memphis

4 years ago Saturday, January 08, 2011 9:37:01 AM CST January 08, 2011 Saturday, January 08 2011 Jan 8, 2011 in News
Source: Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Hundreds of Elvis Presley fans, including Chilean miner Edison Pena, have gathered at Graceland to sing "Happy Birthday" on the late rock n' roll icon's 76th birthday.

Pena, the guest of honor Saturday at Elvis' birthday party, cut into a 4-foot high cake fashioned to look like stacked television sets as fans clapped and cheered both the singer and the miner outside Elvis' longtime Memphis home.

Elvis Aaron Presley was born Jan. 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Miss.

The celebration of his birthday, while meaningful to Elvis fans around the world, does not attract the throngs of people who make the pilgrimage to Graceland to remember his death. He died Aug. 16, 1977.

Pena, an avid Elvis fan, led the crowd in singing "The Wonder of You."

Image courtesy of The Kansas City Star.

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