Elvis 40th Death Anniversary: Priscilla Remembers King of Rock

"We've got over 2,500 people in our fan club", Reynolds said. "And then we continue to expand". The legendary performer suffered a heart attack, widely blamed on years of prescription drug abuse.

Elvis Presley's casket was kept in the house briefly and Priscilla Presley described how she and Lisa Marie Presley said goodbye.

"I started coming in 1994 just a special feeling about Graceland, there's no place like it in the world", said fan Jay Kadner.

When Elvis' father eventually died two years afterwards and Priscilla was left to manage the estate for Lisa-Marie who was only 11.

Forbes noted that he headed the list of top-earning dead stars a year ago, generating US$27 million.

And as thousands light candles and walk past Graceland's meditation garden Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, they'll think of Elvis Presley, and how his music still means so much to so many.

Sprung has been an Elvis collector for 60 years.

Weinshanker took control of the majority of Graceland's live events and exhibitions while his partner, Authentic Brands, took the majority of intellectual property and licensing.

"During the Candlelight Vigil evening, we invite everyone to join us on Elvis Presley Blvd.in front of the Mansion".

The wristband also provided access to a new $45 million entertainment complex at the Memphis tourist attraction. "And Elvis Presley was part of that universal language around the world with his music", said Memphis Convention and Visitor's Bureau spokesman Kevin Kern.

"You grow up listening to all his albums as a teenager", said one fan. And, as recently as 2016, a video emerged of a bearded man wearing a baseball cap at Graceland which many fans believed was the elderly singer. This year, the visitation comes with a price. "And with each time that we do this we're bringing new fans in, we're satisfying old fans, and we're just showing a different perspective", he says. Viva Las Vegas of the North. She came within 3 feet of the singer.

"I'm back doing my Elvis act now but I also play the guitar and do country and western music too".