January 07, 2011

Turkish fans gather to celebrate Elvis' birthday in Istanbul

<< Turkish aficionados of 1950s rock are preparing to celebrate Friday the 76th birthday of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley, at the Olimpia Event Hall in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu district.
The commemorational night is thanks to the initiative of the “Elvis is in Istanbul Now” fan group, an association of Presley’s fans in Turkey headed by Kemal Öznoyan.
“People are attending our events just like Elvis is alive and they will see him on the stage,” Öznoyan recently told Anatolian news agency. The event at the hall will feature Turkish Elvis impersonators, as well as concert videos of the legendary musician. A dance contest will also be held and participants will receive Elvis albums and posters.
Öznoyan said his group had been responsible for bringing together a number of Elvis fans in Turkey for various events.

“People from various areas come together because of their love for the artist. This impressed me a lot and I received the necessary permissions from the Elvis Presley Companies Group, headed by his daughter Lisa Marie Presley, to form a fan group in Turkey,” he said.>>

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