08/01/2014 03:26 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 08:17 GMT

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

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.

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