Elvis' anniversary graveside vigil to be live-streamed

The iconic singer died 36 years ago

Elvis' anniversary graveside vigil to be live-streamed

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A candlelight vigil to honour the 36th anniversary of the death of Elvis is to be live-streamed.

The star died at his Memphis home, Graceland, on August 16, 1977. His body is buried on the grounds of the property. The vigil will take place today (August 15) at the singer's graveside - it will be streamed from 8-10pm (Central Time), which is 2-4am in the early hours of August 16 when converted into British Summer Time.

The event will be streamed via the official Elvis YouTube channel. Click here to watch. Of the event a statement says: "After an opening ceremony at the gates of Graceland, fans are invited to walk up the driveway to Elvis' gravesite and back down carrying a candle in quiet remembrance. Gates remain open until all who wish to participate in the procession have done so, which typically takes until the early morning hours of August 16."

It was recently reported that Kanye West wants to buy Elvis Presley's iconic Graceland home for his girlfriend Kim Kardashian. The Daily Star says that the rapper is hoping to buy the property, which is said to be worth around £55 million, as a home for him, Kardashian and their daughter North West. "There have been constant whispers that it's due to go on the market, as long as it stays open to the public and as a place for Elvis fans to visit," said a source.

Meanwhile, earlier this month Elvis Presley's recording sessions at Stax Records were released together as a box set for the first time today. Titled 'Elvis at Stax: Deluxe Edition', the three-CD box set also features outtakes and rare photos from the two July and December 1973 sessions, which resulted in three separate albums.

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