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Priscilla marks Elvis's birthday

Elvis Presley fans have gathered at Graceland in sub-freezing temperatures to celebrate what would have been the late singer's 80th birthday.

Priscilla Presley, who was married to the rock 'n' roll icon, and their daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, joined fans from around the world for a cake-cutting ceremony on Thursday January 8 outside Graceland, Elvis' longtime Memphis home. They also sang Happy Birthday in 15-degree weather.

Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley thanked fans for braving the cold weather and keeping the singer's legacy alive.

Elvis Presley was born January 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi. He moved to Memphis with his parents at age 13. He died Aug. 16, 1977 in Memphis at age 42.

An auction of Elvis Presley-related memorabilia is due to take place on Thursday evening, with his first ever record among the items up for sale.

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