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The King remembered 33 years after his death

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The King remembered 33 years after his death

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In searing heat, fans of the late Elvis Presley have gathered on the anniversary of his death at his former family mansion known as Gracelands in Memphis, Tennessee.

A candlelight vigil has been held every year since the singer died at the age 42.

Thirty-three years on and the man they called “The King” is still praised and remembered for his role in music and society.

One fan said : “The heat don’t bother me, I have to be here. This is my every year vigil. If I don’t come here, I’m not a happy camper!”

Presley burst onto the music scene with his own unique mix of poor white boy sings music from America’s black ghettos. His overt sexuality combined with a naiveté of the times attracted millions around the world.

Despite his death his popularity has continued to grow as his music is discovered by those who were not yet born in 1977.