May 03 - 20 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong

Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tenn., the music world’s most important and beloved landmark, has officially welcomed its 20 millionth visitor today, nearly 34 years after first opening its legendary gates to the public.  The iconic mansion was home to Elvis and his family for 20 years and designated a National Historic Landmark in 2006.  Since beginning tours on June 7, 1982, Graceland has hosted music fans from around the world, coming from more than 140 countries, along with U.S. presidents, foreign heads of state, esteemed royalty and hundreds of notable music artists, actors and celebrities, who have visited the historic home to honor and celebrate Elvis Presley’s incredible legacy.  Graceland continues to be known as one of the most famous residences in world, joining the ranks of The White House and Buckingham Palace.  The 20 million visitor milestone is the total reached for paid admissions since Graceland opened to the public.

Newlywed Tiffany Greenoak, 31, originally from Montreal, Canada and now residing in London, England, was named the 20 millionth visitor to Graceland this morning.  On her honeymoon with husband Robert Greenoak, 40, the couple had no idea that they were about to become part of Graceland history when handed their tickets for the tour of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s famous Memphis mansion.  Jack Soden, CEO of Elvis Presley Enterprises, greeted the newlyweds on the front steps of Graceland to kick-off the celebrations which included a private tour of Presley’s home with staff from the Graceland Archives. As an added bonus, Priscilla Presley spoke to Tiffany and Robert by phone as they stood in front of Graceland and congratulated them on their 20 millionth milestone status. 

“We played Elvis music at our wedding, so for us as a couple, this trip to Memphis has tremendous meaning.  It has been a dream to visit Graceland.  I just can’t believe we’re here. We both grew up with Elvis music in our homes, our mums were big fans,” said Tiffany. “It says a lot that 20 million people have been here and to turn out to be the 20 millionth visitor is an incredible honor. We’ll have to come back for our anniversary and maybe we’ll be the 40 millionth visitor.”

Frech Comic

The French Elvis Presley CD / comic book set "Elvis Presley" by Fred Beltran has been released in the “BD Rock" series. The longbox contains a 48 tracks from 1954 - 1962 on two discs. 

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