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 […]
Graceland? Never been, don’t plan to go.
People come from around the world to visit the most famous house in Memphis, yet there are plenty of locals who wear their indifference to The King’s home as a badge of honor.
On my first trip to check out Memphis, I met a couple of curmudgeons who had lived […]
Elvis, with Scotty Moore on guitar and Bill Black on bass, performed one of his first live performances at Slim Whitman’s show July 30, 1954. “We were all scared to death,” Scotty recalled. “Elvis, instead of just standing flat-footed and tapping his foot, he was kind of jiggling. … With those old loose britches that we wore, you shook your leg and it made it look like all hell was going on under there.”