Elvis Presley Birthday: King Of Rock 'N' Roll Would Be 79 Today (PICTURES)

08/01/2014 08:26 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 13:17 GMT

Happy Birthday Elvis!

Had he lived, the King of Rock 'n' Roll would have been 79 years old today.

Presley was born on 8 January in Tupelo, Mississippi, and died of a heart attack and suspected overdose on 16 August, 1977.

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Elvis Presley was born on 8 January

On Wednesday, Presley's former home Graceland will host an annual birthday cake and coffee morning as well as a number of special tours of the sprawling Memphis premises.

Wish you were still with us, buddy.

Happy Birthday Elvis