Thousands of Elvis fans flocked to the singer's home in Memphis to mark the 40th anniversary of his death.
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Thousands of Elvis fans flocked to the singer's home in Memphis to mark the 40th anniversary of his death. Credit: MANDEL NGAN/TT
Singer and guitarist Peter Jezewski says Elvis Presley inspired him as a five year old.
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Singer and guitarist Peter Jezewski says Elvis Presley inspired him as a five year old. Creative Commons

Swedish Elvis Presley fans pay tribute to the King of Rock & Roll

Chairman of Elvis fan club: I will go home and light a candle
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Elvis fans around the world are paying their respects to the King of rock 'n' roll who died 40 years ago today. Radio Sweden speaks to the Chairman of Sweden's official Elvis fan club, Åke Flodin, and Rock & Roll singer Peter Jezewski, whose own career was inspired by Elvis four decades ago.

I was at Graceland in '87, '97, and 2007 but I am old and cannot make it this time. I will go home and light a candle and put on some of Elvis' records. Nothing special but something to pay my respects."

I would not be playing if it was not for Elvis. I first heard him when I was five years old. This fantastic voice of Elvis Presley. His image, his voice, the songs, everything has inspired me to be what I am today." 

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