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Budapest names Elvis Presley honorary citizen

2011-05-26 20:09

Budapest - Budapest's city council has named Elvis Presley an honorary citizen of the Hungarian capital in gratitude for his support of Hungary's anti-Soviet revolution of 1956.

Wednesday's announcement comes nearly a month after municipal authorities named a small park - chosen by voting on the city website - after The King.

On January 6, 1957, during his last appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, Elvis sang a gospel standard, Peace in the Valley, which Sullivan said reflected the singer's concern for Hungarians' plight after the short-lived uprising. Sullivan said Elvis wanted people to make donations to be sent to Hungary.



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