Elvis Presley’s grandson Benjamin Keough paid tribute to at The King’s Graceland birthday | Music | Leisure
Immediately marks what would have been Elvis Presley’s 86th birthday and similar to yearly Graceland holds celebrations for followers in Memphis, Tennessee. The principle occasion is the Elvis Birthday Proclamation Ceremony through which the Shelby County Mayor formally proclaims Elvis Presley Day and a TCB cake is minimize in The King’s honour. This yr, managing accomplice of Elvis Presley Enterprises Joel Weinshanker took to the stage to rejoice Elvis, but additionally to pay tribute to his grandson Benjamin Keough who tragically died final summer time on the age of simply 27-years-old.
Benjamin was the one grandson of Elvis and the son of The King’s daughter Lisa Marie Presley and her ex-husband Danny.
The 27-year-old has been buried at Graceland within the Meditation Backyard proper by his grandfather, his great-grandparents Vernon and Gladys and his great-great-grandmother Minnie.
In contrast to the opposite Presley members of the family, Benjamin’s grave is a chest tomb and situated close to Graceland’s swimming pool. An inscription on the tip surrounded by flowers has his full title: “Benjamin Storm Presley Keough.”
Weinshanker gave an emotional tribute to Benjamin at this time, calling on followers to hope for him and his mother and father.
Followers had been then led in a rendition of Joyful Birthday by Elvis Tribute Artist Dean Z, earlier than the 86th birthday TCB cake was minimize.
Graceland have additionally shared a Joyful Birthday Elvis 2021 video that includes tributes by native Memphis artists and The King’s pals.
That is included Wink Martindale, who first interviewed a younger Elvis again in 1954 and remained shut till he died.
Additionally singing Joyful Birthday was Wink’s spouse Sandy, who’s an outdated girlfriend of The King.
One other of Elvis’ girlfriends Linda Thompson has additionally paid tribute to The King on his 86th birthday. The 70-year-old Miss Tennessee lived with The King at Graceland for some three years throughout the early Seventies.
She wrote on her Instagram: “There’ll endlessly be just one Elvis Presley… A real unique. It’s troublesome to think about that he would have been 86 years outdated January 8!
“And although he has been gone from this world for a lot of, a few years, he nonetheless reigns because the king…the best entertainer ever to have lived.
“He nonetheless has thousands and thousands of essentially the most devoted and dependable followers celebrating his reminiscence around the globe! It doesn’t escape me that I’m so very lucky to have seen tons of of his reveals, and to have liked and been liked by the person.”