Elvis fans mark 40 years since death of ‘The King’
Tens of thousands of Elvis Presley fans gathered at Graceland, his iconic Memphis mansion, on Wednesday to honour “The King of Rock” on the 40th anniversary of his death.
More than 600,000 fans visit Graceland each year, paying tribute to the icon of popular culture of whom John Lennon once said, “Before Elvis there was nothing.” Forty years after his tragic death at age 42, floral tributes from around the world still line the Meditation Garden, where the king of rock ‘n’ roll is buried at his Memphis home. Tens of thousands attended a candlelight vigil on Tuesday to mark the anniversary. Among them was Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie, who thanked the crowd and lit candles for fans.