Cake-cutting, new exhibit mark Elvis' birthday
MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) - Elvis Presley fans from as far as Japan and Brazil gathered Tuesday in Memphis to sing "Happy Birthday" to the late rock 'n' roll icon on the day he would have turned 78.
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 US.
Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, on Jan 8, 1935, and moved to Memphis with his parents at age 13. He was 42 when he died Aug 16, 1977.