Blues Trail marker to honor Elvis birthplace - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Blues Trail marker to honor Elvis birthplace

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi Blues Trail marker will be placed at the Tupelo birthplace of legendary musician Elvis Presley on Tuesday, on what would have been his 73rd birthday.

The ceremony will honor the king of rock `n' roll for his for his contribution to Mississippi and America's blues heritage.

Throughout his career blues continued to be a main element in his live performances until his death at Graceland on August 16th, 1977. He is buried in a small garden beside the famous white-columned house in Memphis.


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