Graceland Celebrates Elvis Presley's 82nd Birthday

MEMPHIS, TN -(localmemphis.com) - The King of Rock N’ Roll celebrated his 82nd birthday Sunday.

Graceland held a huge birthday bash for Elvis Presley today and at the centerpiece was a gigantic birthday cake, which had pictures of Elvis and music notes on it.

Hundreds of people braved the cold temps to take part in the celebration.

Mayor Jim Strickland and Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell also made a special appearance.

Every year thousands of people visit Memphis for the king's birthday bash.

"I think the birthday is the most important thing. Elvis' birthday is very important and we should always celebrate that...butted to elvis is important to me he’s been a part of my life since I was 12 years old," said Maria Elefante, from Oceanside, New York.  

Maria said she's been coming to Memphis for Elvis' birthday for at least 20 years.


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