Dutch fans return to America two years later to remember Elvis Presley. According to the ElvisMatters fan club, there are more than 85 representatives of the Dutch people in Memphis to commemorate the artist’s death, exactly 45 years ago on Tuesday.
Every year, fans from all over the world flock to America on the anniversary of ‘The King’s death. Due to the corona pandemic, no major commemoration has been organized in recent years. According to the Dutch fan club, there are “tens of thousands of fans” in Memphis again this week. “In 2022, Elvis will be in the spotlight even more, thanks to Baz Luhrmann’s new film Elvis, starring Austin Butler as Elvis and Tom Hanks as Elvis’ manager, Colonel Tom Parker,” said chairman Michael Von Erb. “Fans young and old will flock to America again this year to follow in Elvis’ footsteps.”
At Elvis’ estate in Memphis and Graceland, which has since his death become a museum and pilgrimage site for fans, ‘Elvis Week’ kicked off last Tuesday with all sorts of daily activities. A highlight is the traditional candlelight procession on Monday evening. Fans walk silently to the grave of the singer with a candle in the hand of Graceland. You can do that until Tuesday morning, when Elvis died. The week lasts until Wednesday.
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