Hundreds mark Elvis's birthday
MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — Elvis Presley fans from as far as Japan and Brazil gathered yesterday 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 long-time 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.