German town of Friedberg installs Elvis-themed traffic lights

German town where Elvis was stationed as a soldier installs

  • Singer was stationed at U.S. Army's Ray Barracks in Friedberg from 1958 to 1960
  • Town officials have decided to add the three traffic lights featuring his silhouette
  • Friedberg already has a square in the center of town named after Elvis

Jennifer Newton for MailOnline

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Associated Press

The German town where Elvis Presley was stationed as a U.S. soldier has installed three pedestrian lights with dancing images of the American rock icon.

The red light shows a picture of the singer striking a pose at a microphone while the green depicts his trademark hip swivel dance.

The lights have been installed in the central German 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.

Friedman honoring Elvis Presley

Friedman honoring Elvis Presley

Friedman honoring Elvis Presley

Friedberg, north of Frankfurt, already has an 'Elvis Presley Platz' – Elvis Presley Square.

Elvis fans who are already making the pilgrimage to the town.

Elvis, who was one of the biggest stars in the world, and joined the 3rd Armored Division.

He was sent to Germany, but was allowed to live off with his father and grandmother.

The singer also worked in Germany to answer fan mail and signed autographs for the fans outside the army base.

He also made sure his record was a record of his songs during his career and he had ten tops 40 hits while he was in the army.

Friedberg, north of Frankfurt, already has an 'Elvis Presley Platz' - Elvis Presley Square. He was stationed at the U.S. Army's Ray Barracks in the town from October 1958 to March 1960

Friedberg, north of Frankfurt, already has an 'Elvis Presley Platz' - Elvis Presley Square. He was stationed at the U.S. Army's Ray Barracks in the town from October 1958 to March 1960

Friedberg, north of Frankfurt, already has an 'Elvis Presley Platz' – Elvis Presley Square. He was stationed at the U.S. Army's Ray Barracks in the town from October 1958 to March 1960

14-year-old Priscilla Beaulieu, whose step-father was also based in Germany with the air force, during a party at his home.

They were practically inseparable during the rest of his time in Germany.

They stayed in touch when he went back to America and Priscilla moved to the singer's Graceland estate in 1963. The couple married in 1967 but split in 1973.

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