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Elvis Presley and Judy Tyler in a January 1957 promotional photo for the musical film Jailhouse Rock. (Getty Images)

Elvis Remembered, Honored In Budapest

by Wright Bryan
Mar 2, 2011

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The AP has crossed this tidbit from Hungary: Elvis Presley will be declared a posthumous honorary citizen of Budapest. The city's mayor says it's to commemorate Presley's support for the anti-Soviet revolution of October 1956. From the AP:

On Jan. 6, 1957, during his last appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, Elvis sang a gospel standard, "Peace in Valley," which Sullivan said reflected the singer's preoccupation with Hungarians' plight after the uprising.

The city will also rename a landmark for Elvis. Twelve locations are under consideration and the public can vote for their favorite spot until March 15.

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