Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Happy Birthday, Elvis!!

Of course you didn't expect me to let Elvis Presley's birthday go by and not blog about it, did you? Born on January 8, 1935, Elvis would've been 79 today!  As you can imagine, Graceland celebrates Elvis' birthday in a big way, with several events starting today and gong all through the weekend! The list of events include a cake cutting ceremony, special tours, and even an Elvis-themed night at the Memphis Grizzlies game! Tupelo, MS, the birthplace of Elvis, is also hosting different celebrations today! I've never been to Graceland or Tupelo for any of the birthday celebrations, but I've visited both of them once before. I'll make it back again someday for some of the Elvis celebrations they have in January and August!

Elvis cutting his 26h birthday cake with costars on the set 
of Wild In The Country.

Again on his 26th birthday!

Celebrating his 23rd birthday with costar Dolores Hart (right).
Ms Hart is now a Mother Superior with a Convent in Connecticut.
She starred in Loving You (1957) and King Creole (1958) with Elvis.

In 1962 with Sahara Casino owner Martin Prell on Elvis' 27th birthday.

Riley & Ben Keough, Elvis' grandchildren, cut the cake at 
the 75th birthday celebration at Graceland in 2010.

The youngest Elvis fan club president, Isabella Scott, cut
the birthday cake at the 2013 celebration at Graceland. Isn't 
she adorable?!

I'll be celebrating The King's birthday by watching an Elvis movie on bluray & listening to some of the festivities on Elvis Radio (Sirius XM)!! TCM is showing Elvis movies for most of the day, too.

Happy Birthday, Elvis!!!


(Thanks to, & for use of these photos!)

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