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Elvis Presley remembered at Graceland vigil

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   Aug. 16, 2013 at 8:31 AM   |   Comments

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Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Friday marks the 36th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, with fans flocking to his Memphis mansion to honor the King with a candlelight vigil.

The grounds of the mansion were opened Thursday night, with fans invited to walk up the drive to where the singer is buried after an opening ceremony.

The entire event was streamed live online:

Memphis expects to draw between 50- and 60,000 fans to Elvis's home, where the city and Elvis Presley Enterprises plan to announce celebrations for next year's 60th anniversary of rock'n'roll.

"During Elvis Week there are so many fans that come from all over the world, and so much media here everything Elvis from different parts of the word this is the right venue to get the word out some of the things we'll be doing next year," said Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau Kevin Kane.

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