A NORTH Yorkshire care home was transformed into Graceland to mark what would have been Elvis Presley's birthday on Saturday.

Thistle Hill Care Centre in Knaresborough enjoyed a day of music, fun and dancing.

It is estimated that Elvis has sold over one one billion records worldwide so they held the event to honour the undisputed King of Rock and Roll.

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General Manager, Mandy Scott, said: “Lots of our residents are big Elvis fans and love his music. We’ve had a fantastic day listening to all his hits, finding out about his early life and what influenced him, he was such an incredible talent.

"Over lunchtime, our head chef Paul Drinkel hosted an American Diner experience with mouth-watering cheese burgers, onion rings and American fries.

"The afternoon saw our activities team host a visit by the king to perform for our residents, we finished the afternoon with an Elvis quiz, it is amazing how many songs he recorded."


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