Graceland marks Elvis's birthday with cake, new exhibit - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Graceland marks Elvis's birthday with cake, new exhibit

Posted: Updated:
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -

Elvis Presley fans from as far as Japan and Brazil have gathered in Memphis to sing "Happy Birthday" to the late rock n' roll icon on his 78th birthday.

Hundreds of Elvis devotees watched Tuesday as 13-year-old Isabella Scott cut a birthday cake on the lawn at Graceland, the singer's longtime Memphis home. Scott, of Bonifay, Fla., heads an Internet-based Elvis fan club with more than 2,000 members.

MORE: Graceland readies for Elvis' birthday
MORE: RiverKings say 'Aloha Elvis' with special jerseys Jan. 8
MORE: Graceland exhibit explores Elvis-Hawaii connection

Presley was born in Tupelo, Miss. on Jan. 8, 1935, and moved to Memphis with his parents at age 13. He was 42 when he died Aug. 16, 1977, in Memphis.

A new exhibit about Presley's movies and concerts in Hawaii opens Tuesday at the Graceland tourist attraction, which is across the street from the mansion.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices