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... was time for some Memphis, or should I say Elvis Town, sightseeing. Despite the loads of people who have lived here, played here, and recorded here this town pretty much belongs to Elvis. Downtown Beale Street belongs to BB King and the blues, but the rest of the place belongs to Elvis. First stop Sun Studio where Elvis recorded his first song, which I believe was "that's alright", recorded for his mother. It was also the birthplace of the Million Dollar Quartet ...
... another walk around the stalls and then headed back up to Beale Street for a few more cold ones.
After a couple of beers we headed back towards the trolley car, but not before calling into Memphis Music and purchasing a guitar for Aaron. This ain't no ordinary guitar it's made of an old gasoline can! It's a unique piece that will be well loved I'm sure. He was given a free bottleneck slide and I know he's chomping at the bit to play it. We had a laugh ...
... The place ws deserted and we were able to score a streetside parking space a half block from the pedestrian only venue. We fought through the bitterly cold wind (why it was deserted) and hit the first bbq joint on the block for some delicious ribs and pulled pork. A quick walk up and down the two block collection of honky tonk type bars, gift shops and we were back in the womb of the rv for the drive to Nashville.
... converted into another showcase for his awards and his stage outfits. There was much, much more, believe me.
This afternoon we zero in on Beale Street and the National Civil Rights Museum. Both are located in the historic district of Memphis. Beale Street is significant in the history of the Blues. It is located within a black folk district, which kinda makes sense. Compared to downtown Nashville, Beale street seems to be a bit less refined and a whole lot more ...
... you are in the place Elvis started his career- even if your not an Elvis fan.
We then drove over to the National Civil Rights Museum but were not going inside (I think they thought three civil rights museums/exhibits were already plenty), however we did all look at the Lorraine Motel which is the place where Martin Luther King Jr was fatefully shot dead on the 4TH April 1968. If you ...
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