20,000 Elvis Presley Fans Hold Vigil at Graceland

08/17/2011
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(Gibson) Approximately 20,000 Elvis Presley fans attended a special candlelight vigil held at the rock and roll legend's home at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

The vigil took place on Monday night, marking the 34th anniversary of Elvis' death. The King of Rock and Roll died at Graceland on August 16, 1977, at the tender age of 42.

According to People magazine, some fans wore sideburns and pompadours as tributes to the King. The candlelight vigil kicked off the annual Elvis Week in Memphis. more on this story

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