The latest Elvis record is not the kind you download. If you were in Memphis, you knew you weren’t on Lonely Street at all those sold-out events. But Graceland spokesman Kevin Kern says the official attendance figure for the week was 75,000. Even in the sweltering heat, 55,000 took part in the candlelight vigil. “The […]
The “Is Elvis History” seminar at the University of Memphis was part high-toned academic exercise and part salt of the earth fandom.
The assembly explored Elvis Presley’s bridge from popular culture to bona fide historic figure. Participating were Presley pals, pundits and published professors who mainly agreed that Elvis deserves a place in history more lofty […]
Site of Hotel Chisca, where WHBQ was broadcast. The legendary deejay Dewey Phillips — Daddy-O-Dewey — first played “That’s All Right” from the station and rushed Elvis in for a live interviw July 8, 1954, because of the overwhelming phone response to the song.