See the traf­fic-stop­ping way one town is hon­or­ing Elvis.

The Hazleton Standard-Speaker - - FRONT PAGE -

BER­LIN — Keep your 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 trade­marked hip swivel dance.

They went on­line this week in the town of Fried­berg, where Elvis, who died in 1977, was sta­tioned at the U.S. 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 al­ready make the pil­grim­age to the town.

MICHAEL PROBST / AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Walk­ing fig­ures de­pict­ing late rock ‘n’ roll leg­end Elvis Pres­ley ap­pear on a traf­fic light switch­ing from green to red in Fried­berg near Frank­furt, Ger­many, on Thurs­day. Pres­ley served in Fried­berg from Oc­to­ber 1958 to March 1960 as a soldier in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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