This year, Graceland will be giving out 1,000 special Elvis 45 rpm records to visitors who tour on six select days. All records will feature a custom jacket.
Graceland is also celebrating Presley’s birthday this week with a party, a sing-along to the film “Viva Las Vegas,” and a cake cutting He was born on Jan. 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi.
Each year, Graceland commemorates Presley’s death with Elvis Week, which includes a candlelight vigil attended by fans from around the world. Presley died in Memphis on Aug. 16, 1977, at age 42.
Also planned are four new exhibits featuring Presley’s guitars, his clothing, a celebration of the 40th anniversary of his Graceland home opening to the public, and a fan tribute.