Fans gather to celebrate Elvis’ birthday

Hundreds of Elvis Presley fans have converged in Memphis, Tenn. to commemorate the King’s 67th birthday, which is Jan. 8.

A dance called the “G.I., Red, White and Blues” has been scheduled in honor of Presley, reports The Associated Press. The dance–to be held at an undisclosed hotel ballroom–is titled after Elvis’ film G.I. Blues, which fans will watch at the dance.

Elvis fans chose the G.I. Blues theme in honor of his time spent in the military.

Presley was just 42 years old when he died in 1977.