Elvis Presley Turns 78……
Elvis Presley’s fans from as far as Japan and Brazil gathered in Memphis yesterday 8th January to sing “Happy Birthday” to the late rock ‘n’ roll icon on the day he would have turned 78.
Elvis Presley would have been 78 years old today, if it weren’t for his untimely death at age 42. The legendary music icon, whose legacy includes a catalog of beloved classics like “Hound Dog” and “Jailhouse Rock” and an endless string of imitators, was born on Jan. 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi.
Hundreds of Elvis devotees watched as 13-year-old Isabella Scott cut a birthday cake on the lawn at Graceland, the singer’s longtime Memphis home. Scott heads an Internet-based Elvis fan club with more than 2,000 members.
The mayors of Memphis and Shelby County also read a proclamation of Elvis Presley Day during the ceremony, which was attended by fans from Brazil, England, France, Japan, Spain and the U.S.
Fans have been celebrating since Saturday, when The Memphis Symphony Orchestra presented a concert commemorating the 40th anniversary of Elvis’ landmark “Aloha from Hawaii” show.
From us at Celeb Essence, We wish the Rock ‘n’ Roll icon a post humous 78th Birthday