A fan shows her love of Elvis Presley as Elvis impersonator Jeff Rainey performs for the crowd during the 79th birthday celebration for Elvis Presley in Shenandoah, Texas on January 8, 2014. Photo: The Courier, Jason Fochtman

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