TUPELO, Miss (WTVA)- Fans from all over the country traveled to Tupelo to visit the birthplace of the King of Rock and Roll.
In 1935 Elvis Aaron Presley was born here in Tupelo he would have been 86 years old.
People from all over the contry faced the chilly temperatures but also the coronavirus to celebrate the birth of the music legend.
"I don't remember not being an elvis fan," Nannette Zimmeriver visited from Texas. She said her love of elvis came from her father. "He raised me right, I remember he bought our first color television so we could watch the 68 special."
For the past seven or eight years, she met with some friends from different states; their journey starts in Memphis to celebrate Elvis's birthday. They always drive from Memphis to Tupelo to see where it all began, "I also like the journey from memphis to here, you can see what a big step it was for his family."
The coronavirus limited the number of visitors. Elvis Presley birthplace workers did not have any sort of celebration for his birthday. Workers have cut the hours they are open and have lowered ticket prices because of the pandemic. Masks are required.
Visit the website here: https://elvispresleybirthplace.com/visit/