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75,000 Elvis Fans Attend Candlelight Vigil - Video and Photos Now Available

August 16, 2012

An estimated 75,000 Elvis fans gathered at the gates of Graceland to celebrate the life and legacy of Elvis Presley on August 15. Fans were in for a surprise when, for the first time ever, Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley came to the gates to greet guests for the Candlelight Vigil. Video and photos are now available on

Fans began the day with Conversations on Elvis where they heard from the men behind the cameras that captured some of the most iconic photos of Elvis. Priscilla Presley joined the list of guest speakers and shared memories about her time spent with the king. Fans then put on their leis and enjoyed an afternoon of cupcakes, hula dancers, and live music. Once all of the excitement calmed down, thousands gathered at the gates of Graceland to honor the king's life, turning the 35th celebration into the largest Elvis Week in history.

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