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Happy 75th Birthday, Elvis!

January 8, 1935: the birthdate of the future King of Rock and Roll, which means today, we celebrate Elvis Presley‘s 75th birthday.

Six ways to make it a very Elvis-y day (though there are those of us who think every day should be at least a little bit Elvis-y):

1 – Check out my Elvisgreatest moments on TV feature at AOL TV (with fantastic, official Elvis Presley Enterprises photos and video of his most famous performances)

2 – Watch the live Graceland celebration of Elvis‘ birthday at 10:30AM ET today – with Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley – at

3 – Tune in for TCM’s 20-hour Elvis movie marathon, which includes Jailhouse Rock, Blue Hawaii, Viva Las Vegas and two EP documentaries, Elvis: That’s the Way It Is and Elvis on Tour (and enter TCM’s sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to Graceland)

4 – Listen to some great Elvis cover tunes at the official MySpace 75th Birthday Tributes page, including Cheap Trick‘s Don’t Be Cruel, Erasure‘s Can’t Help Falling in Love With You, Paul McCartney‘s All Shook Up and Waylon Jennings and wife Jessi ColtersSuspicious Minds

5 – Buy some sweet Elvis swag at or QVC’s Elvis Presley 75th Birthday Tribute (today, 1PM and 6PM ET)

6 – Enter‘s Elvis 75th Birthday Giveaway, for a chance to win an Elvis 75 CD and Elvis ’68 Comeback Special DVD, two collections of some of The King’s best songs and live performances

WIN THIS! Elvis Presley 75th Birthday CD & DVD Goodies!

HOORAY! We have our winner:

Richard! Congrats, Richard, and thanks for entering. Your awesome goodies will be on their way to your mailbox shortly. Enjoy, and thanks again for checking us out at TV!

And everyone, stay tuned to … we’ve got lots more TV goodies coming your way!

Happy birthday, Elvis, happy birthday to you! Today marks the 75th anniversary of the birth of The King of Rock and Roll, and in honor of this very special occasion, is celebrating by giving one Elvis fan a great package of Elvis-ness: Copies of the new Elvis 75 CD and the ’68 Comeback Special DVD!

The just-released CD features 25 EP gems, including classics like Heartbreak Hotel, Love Me Tender, It’s Now or Never, Are You Lonesome Tonight?, Can’t Help Falling in Love, Suspicious Minds, Burning Love and Always on My Mind, while the DVD unfolds the classic 1968 NBC TV special that has come to be known as the ’68 Comeback Special, featuring Elvis in his iconic black leather suit, performing his greatest hits, new songs and riffing with the audience, an incredible performance that not only proved he still had it after seven years of not performing live, but which also became the biggest TV special of the year and went on to inspire MTV’s famous Unplugged concert series.

It’s truly a hunka, hunka burning Elvis goodness, and for a chance to win the Elvis CD and DVD:
– Leave a comment on this post, with the name of your favorite Elvis song or movie, and an e-mail address to reach you
– Deadline to enter is January 22 at 8PM ET (according to recorded comment time)
– The winner will be chosen by random, using’s Random Number Generator
– The winner will be announced on the evening of January 22, as an update to this post

Good luck Elvis fans, and thank you, thankyouverymuch, for entering!

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