Hungary to name square after Elvis for backing anti-Soviet uprising
Mar 2, 2011, 13:02 GMT
Budapest - Residents of the Hungarian capital will have a chance to designate a square in honour of Elvis Presley to commemorate his support for the 1956 anti-Soviet uprising, Budapest's mayor said Wednesday.
An online poll will be conducted for the next two weeks to determine where Elvis Presley Square will be located, Mayor Istvan Tarlos said.
The mayor also called for Elvis - who would be 76 if he were alive today - to be posthumously named an honorary citizen of Budapest.
In a live broadcast of the Ed Sullivan Show in January 1957, Elvis dedicated his song 'Peace in the Valley' to Hungarians who suffered after their October 1956 uprising was crushed by Soviet tanks. He called on Americans to send aid packages for refugees.
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