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 […]
Girls in poodle skirts and bobby socks helped turn Frank Sinatra into the first singer who opened up a young audience for pop music in the 1940s. Screaming teenage girls were part of “Sinatra mania,” but a decade later Elvis Presley upped the ante.
“There was something about Elvis Presley that gave them a joy […]
Once the site of Assembly of God Church, which Elvis attended through 1954, and where the Blackwood Brothers Quartet and their families were members. Elvis would sneak out of Sunday services to go a mile down the street to East Trigg Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, to hear Rev. Herbert Brewster and the singing of Queen C. Anderson and the Brewsteraires.