Elvis becomes a Budapest citizen

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The Independent Online

Budapest's city council has named Elvis Presley an honorary citizen of the Hungarian capital in gratitude for his support of Hungary's anti-Soviet revolution of 1956.

The announcement yesterday comes nearly a month after municipal authorities named a small park after the singer.

On 6 January1957, during his last appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, Elvis sang a gospel standard, "Peace in the Valley", which Sullivan said reflected the singer's concern for Hungary's plight after the short-lived uprising.