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... photographs unchanged was, to me, emotional. Listening to the original recordings, I felt I wanted to get up and dance and not stop. To think this all began the year I was born!
View the website at http://www.sunstudio.com/.
Next stop.is Graceland. Will I become an Elvis fan possibly as big as my sister Roe? We'll see.
... 40 years ago.
We also got to see his two airplanes (one even had a bed in it - with a safety seat belt inbuilt as well), his car collection (including his pink Cadillac), a bunch of history and a giant collection of his clothes. There was one point in his career where he was doing 2 nights a week for 30 days. It's just insane. I have a whole new appreciation for his music now.
After Graceland, we went and checked out Beale Street - the main drag in Memphis. Beale ...
... he would. As we left Graceland, I felt sure that if Elvis could redecorate the place, he definitely would, and while he was doing it, he would redecorate America as well. But it wasn't over. There was the Elvis car museum, the pink Caddy, the Lincoln, the Harley, the dune buggy, the 6 door Mercedes usually reserved for royalty, the restored tractor, Ferrari, and two Rolls Royce. Elvis would buy more cars if he could. He'd pay for them by ...
... taxi ranks at the other end of the airport, rather than let Sam walk on her gammy leg.
After our nice experience with the car rental people, we got hosed by the taxi people, $31 to get from the airport to the hotel. Capitalist swine! At the hotel we were informed that they had a shuttle we could have used for considerably less. That's ok, we made good use of the service later.
... indescribable, being at this place where this influential man of music lived. Just amazing. Sun Studio was the next stop, and was the label to discover Elvis Presley. They also worked with Johnny Cash which is pretty awesome, Roy Orbison, the Howling Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and so many more it's crazy. The tour was really interesting, learning about the background of the label as the creator Sam Phillips aimed to record the ...