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Fans visit Graceland to remember Elvis' death

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Posted: Aug 15, 2011 12:42 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Graceland, Elvis Presley, candlelight vigil, Memphis, Elvis Week, WBRZ

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Fans of Elvis Presley are making their way to Graceland for a candlelight vigil to honor the 34th anniversary of the singer's death.

Every year, thousands of people trek to Memphis from around the world to remember Elvis' death on Aug. 16, 1977.

The main event of "Elvis Week" is the solemn candlelight vigil at the stately mansion known as Graceland at midnight Tuesday.

Fans start lining up for the event during the day Monday along Graceland's outer brick wall.

This year, fans have something else to commemorate.

It was 55 years ago - 1956 - when the first two Elvis albums were released.

That year alone, Elvis sold 10 million singles and 800,000 LPs.

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