- Associated Press - Monday, August 15, 2011

MEMPHIS, TENN. (AP) - Fans of Elvis Presley are making their way to Graceland for a candlelight vigil to honor the 34th anniversary of the singer’s death.

Every year, thousands of people trek to Memphis from around the world to remember Elvis’ death on Aug. 16, 1977. The main event of “Elvis Week” is the solemn candlelight vigil that begins Monday night at the stately mansion known as Graceland.

Fans start lining up for the event during the day Monday along Graceland’s outer brick wall.

This year, fans have something else to commemorate. It was 55 years ago _ 1956 _ when the first two Elvis albums were released. That year alone, Elvis sold 10 million singles and 800,000 LPs.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide