Elvis Presley would have celebrated his 75th birthday on January 8, 2010, and Graceland is holding its annual birthday celebration to commemorate the occasion.
Graceland, the former-home-turned-museum of the â€œKing of Rock â€˜nâ€™ Roll,â€ has kicked off this yearâ€™s celebration with a weekend of Elvis-themed events in Memphis, Tenn.
A ceremony was held on Friday morning with Elvis’ daughter Lisa Marie Presley,Â and former wife, Priscilla Presley (pictured, left,Â with Lisa Marie’s children, Riley Keough, 21,Â and Benjamin Keough, 18), where a cake cutting and proclamation of Elvis Presley Day by Memphis and Shelby County officials was announced, according toÂ the Associated Press andÂ the Graceland Web site.Â Fans, who braved a cold morning in Memphis, were thenÂ treated to cake and entertainment.
Other activities scheduled for the weekend included autograph signings, including Elvisâ€™ friend, George Klein, who authored the book Elvis: My Best Man, as well as Frank Hyland, who wrote Elvis: A Tribute to the King of Rock â€˜nâ€™ Roll.Â The 2010 Grizzlies Elvis Birthday Night was scheduled Friday night for fans to attend a Memphis Grizzlies game in an arena filled with Elvis-themed music and movie clips.
A Rock-a-Hula Girls Charity Benefit and Elvis Dance Party were also expected.
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