Now, the Elvis Presley Birthplace features a permanent reminder in the form of a 350-pound bronze statue showing the 13-year-old Tupelo native who would become the "King of Rock 'n' Roll."
Created by sculptor Michiel VanderSommen, the statue, titled "Elvis at 13," was unveiled Tuesday before more than 125 fans, media and city officials. The unveiling coincided with the 67th anniversary of Elvis' birth.
The final product depicts a boy who doesn't quite resemble the face the whole world knows. The 13-year-old dressed in overalls carries a guitar at his left side with his right hand reaching forward.
Source: Email / Updated: Jan 10, 2002