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Elvis Headlines from Around the World

January 11, 2012

It's just the beginning of the year and Elvis is already making headlines across the world. Here are just a few examples of how the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll is bringing in 2012.

Huffington Post, Los Angeles : Where the King Rocked and Rolled

All shook up? Ready to retrace the steps of your favorite hunka hunka burnin' love? Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935, which means he would've turned 77 this year, not really that old at all. He was the King of Rock & Roll, the Godfather of Graceland and an icon whose legend will live on forever. Here are a handful of places where you would have seen Elvis Presley in Los Angeles back in the day … and a few where you can honor his memory today. Read More.
Sonic State Amped: Fender Releases Elvis Guitar

Fender Acoustics say that they are proudly hailing the King of Rock 'n' Roll and transporting players back to 1967 with the introduction of the Elvis Kingman acoustic guitar, which they describe as a sharp looking, rich-sounding, hip-swaying evocation of the freewheeling Fender acoustic that Elvis Presley wielded with consummate cool in '67 cinematic romp Clambake. Read More.
Las Vegas Sun: Celebrating Elvis' 77th Birthday

The 77th birthday of Elvis Presley would’ve been celebrated today, so for seven nights, the new 35 Steaks + Martinis at the Hard Rock Hotel is going all-out Elvis. A one-of-a-kind Elvis outfit will be on display at the restaurant, and a free dessert in honor of his 1956 hit “Just Because” will be served combining his favorite sweets: brioche banana bread pudding with peanut butter mousse and grape jelly sauce. Read More.
Travel Channel Feature: Elvis' Memphis

Take a trip to Memphis, where the spirit of Elvis Presley lives on. Many landmarks of Elvis’ Memphis have been lovingly preserved by his eternal fans, while others are now only distant memories. The King of Rock N’ Roll puts on a perpetual show for Memphis’ Beale Street, where a young Elvis would wander, listening to blues and gospel music emanating from the restaurants and bars.
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Philadelphia Sun: Elvis Turns 77

Elvis A. Presley was born, along with a stillborn twin brother, in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935 and died in Memphis, Tennessee on August 16, 1977. During his 42-year lifespan, he changed the face of music globally and in the ensuing years family members, musicians, fans and historians worldwide have nurtured his legacy.
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San Antonio Express News: Letter Written By Elvis

Presley had written a heartfelt, two-page letter while serving in the Army in Germany. The letter, signed, “your friend, PFC Elvis Presley,” was written by the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll at a pivotal time in his life, less than three months after his mother died, to a Fort Hood sergeant who mentored the young private and helped him deal with his grief.
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Digital Journal: Israeli Virtuoso Violinist Performs Elvis Hit

The audience rose a second time to applaud violin virtuoso Jaleh Perego after her emotional rendition of the unforgettable Elvis Presley hit 'Can't Help Falling in Love.'  Young Jaleh Perego’s exceptional performance received two standing ovations from a captivated audience of nearly four hundred people for her violin recital.
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FOX News Latino: Jose Feliciano's Graceland Performance

Jose Feliciano joined hundreds of fans in Graceland over the weekend during a cake cutting ceremony to help honor Elvis Presley in what would have been the rock legend's 77th birthday.  Feliciano, who was in town to cut an album of Elvis songs, sang "Love Me Tender" and "Happy Birthday" in English and Spanish to about 500 fans. 
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MSNBC Itineraries: Celebrating Elvis

For Elvis Presley fans, 2012 promises to be a good year. There are exhibits, tours, special events, concerts, promotions and celebratory cruises in the works to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the King’s death, who would have celebrated his birthday on Jan. 8.
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