Elvis Presley Has Been Awarded Budapest Honorary Citizen
Elvis Presley has been made a citizen of Budapest in Hungary. The late King of Rock 'n' Roll has had posthumous residency rights conferred upon him by Hungarian officials in recognition of Presley's connection to the country's unsuccessful 1956 uprising.
Presley paid tribute to the struggles of the Hungarian people during a January 1957 appearance on "America's Ed Sullivan Show", and he dedicated the song "Peace in the Valley" to the revolutionaries who had lost their lives protesting their nation's Soviet rule just months before. Presley has been made a burgher of Budapest, and locals will vote on what city landmark will be renamed to honor the singer.
There already is an Elvis Presley Boulevard in Budapest - named to honor the nation's top Presley impersonator, Laszlo Komar, who lived in the city.
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