Elvis Presley to become honorary citizen of Budapest

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    Elvis Presley is to be declared an honorary citizen of Hungary's capital city Budapest, 34 years after he died.

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    The King of Rock 'n' Roll is also going to have a major city landmark named after him.

    The public will be able to vote online in order to choose one of a possible 12 locations.

    Sites include street crossings, and a small square near the Margaret Bridge which connects Buda and Pest across the Danube.

    Mayor of the city, Istvan Tarlos, said: 'The reasons for honouring Elvis are not sentimental but political.'

    Budapest wants to recognise the support Presley gave to Hungary in the short-lived anti-Soviet revolution in October 1956.

    During Presley's last performance on the Ed Sullivan Show on January 6, 1957, the star performed the gospel song Peace In The Valley as a tribute to the Hungarian troubles.


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