Celebrating Elvis Presley's 77th Birthday

Boston is hosting the Spirit of the King: Elvis Presley’s 77th Birthday Concert on Saturday, January 7, 2012.

Elvis Presley would have been 77 on January 8, 2012. Although Elvis passed away in 1977, his birthday has continued as a time of celebration for his fans all over the world for many years. Fans are really going all out this year to show how the spirit of the “King of Rock and Roll” lives on in many ways. 
 
Graceland, the former home of Elvis Presley that has since been dedicated as a museum and a celebration of his life and career, is having a multiple-day birthday bash celebration for Elvis. It spans from Thursday, January 5, 2012 to Sunday, January 8, 2012. Events include a Graceland trivia tour, a dance club party that’s held in the Elvis Presley Car Museum a southern birthday breakfast that celebrates some of Presley’s favorite foods, a fan club event, live performances by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and a gospel music tribute, among many other fun festivities.
 
Boston is hosting the Spirit of the King: Elvis Presley’s 77th Birthday Concert on Saturday, January 7, 2012. It will be held in the historical John Hancock Hall, and Steve Connolly, a popular Las Vegas Elvis impersonator, will be headlining the show. Songs that will be performed include “Viva Las Vegas,” “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” and “Jailhouse Rock.”  Many cities across the United States will be hosting similar events. 
 
If you are not in the mood to go out on the town, you can always celebrate by your in-home marathon of classic Elvis films. Listen to some old vinyl records or simply blast his music via your iPod or computer. Also, you may even want to put in an Elvis-themed episode of “Full House,” which features one of the most famous fictitious Elvis fanatics of all time, Uncle Jesse.
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