When Elvis celebrated his 39th birthday on January 8, 1974, the entire town of Memphis got in on the festivities and set up a parade for their most popular resident.
Hundreds of people paraded down Elvis Presley Boulevard, led by the Mayors of both Memphis and Tupelo, Mississippi.
The L.C. Humes High School band supplied the parade music.
As they neared Graceland, the band slid into a jazzy rendition of "Happy Birthday".
Elvis heard the music and excitement coming from the street and ran out of his house.
He was then treated to the sight of the parade and the musical salute by the band.
Both Mayors walked up to the gates and yelled out their best wishes to the King.
Elvis could not believe that the Mayors would actually get involved in something so trivial as a parade for his birthday.
He could not see what the big deal was and could not understand why they would go to so much trouble for him.