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The Grammy Museum Debuts Elvis Exhibit on His 75th Birthday

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Last year, Crumbs released an Elvis cupcake, complete with fried peanut butter, in honor of his birthday, which is today. This year, along with the traditional laying of flowers at his Hollywood star, the Grammy Museum is opening a photography exhibit featuring pictures of the king in 1956 when he was 21.

The collection of photos by Alfred Wertheimer is part of a Smithsonian traveling exhibition, which sees its debut today (members only -- it opens to the public tomorrow). Wertheimer was hired by RCA Victor to take promotional shots of the newly signed artist. After the gig, he decided to to tag along with Elvis some more, resulting in a collection showing the artist before he was king.

The exhibit will run through March 28, 2010.