IT’S NOW OR NEVER, PEDESTRIANS: GERMAN TOWN HAS ELVIS LIGHTS
GERMANY» Keep your FRIEDBERG, blue suede shoes behind the curb: The central German town where Elvis Presley was stationed as a U.S. soldier in the 1950s has installed three pedestrian lights with images of the American rock icon.
The red shows an image of the singer striking a pose at a microphone and the green depicts his trademark hip-swivel dance.
They went online this week in Friedberg, where Elvis, who died in 1977, was stationed at the Army’s Ray Barracks from October 1958 to March 1960. He lived in nearby Bad Nauheim.
Friedberg, north of Frankfurt, already has an “Elvis Presley Platz” — Elvis Presley Square — and decided to add the three lights as an added attraction for the many Elvis fans who make the pilgrimage to the town.