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... was shot. We have now seen a fair bit of downtown Memphis and it does seem to have been hit hard by the recession. It is very quite, but the people are very friendly, I don't think they see many Brits. We are now off to the Rock and Soul Museum, and an evening meal featured on the Man Vs Food TV ...
Next stop – Nashville, Tennessee
Aussie Rampage Mantra:
"Ambition is a dream with a V8 Engine" (Elvis)
Aussie Rampage Playlist:
Walking in Memphis - Marc Cohn (the song makes that much more sense now having been here!)
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis
Don't be Cruel - Elvis
Lucille - BB King
... and were were back in the car and home again by about 1530.
We spent the rest of the time going over the maps and planning all our stops..Theres a lot of work involved in touristing...We have gained a few days so now we have to find extra places to visit which involves looking up our books and seeing whats interesting...At least here on the Eastern side of the country theres no big deserts..and zero Mexican influence, almost like being in a different country.
... and ultimate downfall of Stax Records. Today in the place the studio once stood is now a museum, music academy and college for 500 students! AJ was excited about seeing the wah-wah pedal used for recording the theme to Shaft (for which Isaac Hayes won an Oscar - the first black man to do so for music) and the organ used to record Booker T & the MG's "Green Onions". The museum was really interesting and we were joined by a group on their 45 ...
... was a cash generating machine, he spent most of what he earned (on himself, gifts and the many charities he supported)(remember also that his manager, Colonel Parker, took 50%). Some thought the estate might need to sell Elvis' home but fortunately Priscilla had the right idea. She knew that Elvis would want his fans to visit and enjoy his home so in 1982 she opened the home for public tours, These tours have been popular and financially ...