HOT BLAST: The day Elvis died, but not his music
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Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
Today is the 36th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. How are you remembering it?

At Graceland, where The King died in 1977, thousands of Elvis fans are remembering his life and his musicin their annual pilgrimage to Memphis. An estimated 35,000 people are expected to attend this week's events. According to The Washington Post, "The vigil started as an informal gathering the year after his death. It has blossomed into a major tourist event. Fans begin lining up along the outer wall of Graceland about 12 hours before the vigil, and many will stay until the early morning hours of the next day.

"The event also has become an international affair and a tribute to the Tupelo, Miss., native’s worldwide popularity, hosting fans from Australia, Brazil, England and Japan and other foreign countries."

Here's a look back at Aug. 16, 1977.

-- Phillip Tutor

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