Memphis - Elvis Presley fans have gathered to honour the late rock 'n' roll icon's 79th birthday.

Wednesday's celebration at Graceland, Presley's longtime Memphis home, featured a cake cutting and the singing of ‘Happy Birthday’ by 16-year-old Canadian David Thibault.

Presley was 42 when he died August 16, 1977.

Presley recorded his first song ‘That's All Right’ in 1954. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the recording. - Sapa-AP