Extended Stay America - Memphis - Cordova
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Tennis Court
- Swimming pool
- Non-smoking rooms
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Outdoor pool
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... and many others.The studios remain, so does quite an atmosphere. One photo from Sun study history says it all - the so called "million dollar quartet" - in this photo you see Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins with Elvis sitting at the piano in what the caption from the local paper calls a "barrel house" session. We had a great tour guide at Sun, Lahna Deering, a singer and musician who made the whole experience come alive. The other must do Is Stax Records, set ...
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My destination today was Memphis which I made it. I walked down Beale St which was disappointing as the old Beale St was torn down decades ago and what was left was a few nice neon signs. I went to the Rock and Soul Hall of fame which was excellent. It started off with a historic short movie on the development of Blues, Jazz and soul. To tour the rest of the museum we were ...
We have also set Elvis’s dad Clair a challenge (well we gave him a choice!). We saw a great TCB cigarette lighter in one of the gift shops and bought it for him. Now he has 2 choices, he can either choose to accept the lighter or the alternative is that if he can get a little help and give up smoking and drinking we’ll take him on an all-expense paid for vacation to see Graceland for himself. He’s got ...
Today, Sam and I visited Elvis' home, Graceland. We took the platinum tour which included a tour around Elvis' home and a number of museums. The tour around Graceland mansion was pretty interesting. I'll be honest, I only went so Sam had someone to go with but I was pleasantly surprised and actually enjoyed the tour. An amazing house inside. Lots to see ...
... surprised us; men and women sharing 1950's memorabilia with grandchildren; young people interested in the history of rock; and "older" women who idolized Elvis in their teens.
Another site that I visited in the early 1970's in Memphis was the site where Rev Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in 1968--the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel. At that time it was still a functioning hotel ...