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    Memphis celebrates, what would have been, Elvis' 79th birthday

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (CNN) - Memphis was packed Wednesday with plenty of Elvis fans ready to with the King a happy birthday.

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    The four-day celebration kicked off at Graceland, Elvis Presley's former home in Memphis. In addition to singing Happy Birthday to the King, officials cut a multi-tier birthday cake and read a proclamation of Elvis Presley Day.

    Elvis died at Graceland in 1977 when he was 42 years old; had he lived, he would be celebrating his 79th birthday.

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