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Aug 15, 2011 6:57 PM by Matt Stafford

Fans visit Graceland to remember Elvis' death

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Fans of Elvis Presley are making their way to Graceland for a candlelight vigil to honor the 34th anniversary of the singer's death.

Every year, thousands of people trek to Memphis from around the world to remember Elvis' death on Aug. 16, 1977. The main event of "Elvis Week" is the solemn candlelight vigil that begins Monday night at the stately mansion known as Graceland.

Fans start lining up for the event during the day Monday along Graceland's outer brick wall.

This year, fans have something else to commemorate. It was 55 years ago - 1956 - when the first two Elvis albums were released. That year alone, Elvis sold 10 million singles and 800,000 LPs.

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