Viva Elvis — Every day’s a date with Presley’s past
In collaboration with Elvis Presley Enterprises, executive director of Memphis Heritage June West unveiled the Memphis Heritage calendar for 2005 at the organization’s Downtown offices on South Main.
The calendar represents black-and-white Don Newman images of Memphis that have a direct connection to the life of Elvis.
Images such as the Memphis Public Employment office, where Elvis reported before graduation from L. C. Humes High School to fill out a job application, and the Hotel Chisca, where deejay Dewey Phillips held court in the mezzanine level at WHBQ Radio, are included. Phillips was the first deejay to play Elvis’s recording of “That’s All Right” (on July 8, 1954).
Check out the calendar at memphisheritage.org or purchase them at Burke’s Book Store in Midtown, Davis-Kidd Booksellers or directly from the Memphis Heritage Gallery and Gift Shop.
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