With fans of Elvis Presley began to charge for visiting his grave
Fans who died forty years ago “the king of rock-n-roll” Elvis Presley, came to honor the memory of the singer on his grave the legendary estate Graceland in Memphis, faced this year with the need to pay for this opportunity is $ 29.
Traditionally Presley fans came to honor his memory free. The grave of a singer is annually visited by about 500 thousand people. August 16 marks the 40th anniversary of the death of legendary artist, and “Graceland” are waiting for 50 thousand people, reports Fox News.
Starting from the evening of 15 August, visitors to the cemetery, where is buried the singer and some of his relatives go in procession with candles among the graves. Before beginning the procession to the guests, speeches were addressed by the former wife of the musician Priscilla Presley and his daughter Lisa Marie.
Many visitors to “Graceland” expressed dissatisfaction with having to pay money to honor the memory of beloved musician. “I was going to come here, but after what happened I will not go to Memphis. Those who accept it — not Elvis fans. It’s all business. Corporations looking for a profit,” — said the fan of Presley Fred Schwartz of Illinois.