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Over 700 Elvis Presley followers expected to attend pared-down vigil marking anniversary of singer’s death

Elvis Presley followers are retaining his memory alive.

Extra than 700 followers of the singer include reserved spots to attend the candlelight vigil marking the anniversary of the rock ’n’ roll icon’s death in Memphis, Tenn.

The event has been pared down ensuing from the coronavirus pandemic.


Per annum in mid-August, thousands of Presley devotees from at some stage in the world topple on the Graceland tourist attraction to set aside in mind the unhurried singer and actor on the anniversary of his death. Followers raise candles as they stroll previous his grave on the mansion where he died on Aug. 16, 1977.

Elvis Presley, circa 1955.

Elvis Presley, circa 1955.
(Getty Pictures)

This year, Elvis Presley’s Graceland has restricted the number of people that might be allowed to attend the vigil in particular person, in observance of safety precautions and social distancing protocols prompted by the coronavirus outbreak.

Graceland reserved 720 spots for followers to attend the Saturday vigil in particular person, and all had been stuffed, talked about Alicia Dean, advertising and marketing and marketing, promotions and occasions specialist at Graceland.


The event additionally might be are dwelling-streamed on Graceland’s web online page.

The vigil is the keystone event of Elvis Week, which started Aug. 8. Some in-particular person, prerecorded occasions had been provided for the period of the week. But various potentially “excessive-possibility” occasions — are dwelling performances, crew parties, autograph signings and meet-and-greets — had been eradicated.

The Associated Press contributed to this account.

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