Hampton Inn Memphis-Walnut Grove/Baptist Hospital East
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... of The King's greatest hits. As I snapped a picture of Deanne kissing the Elvis clone I thought if Elvis could choose Mac or PC he would choose Mac, and not necessarily a big one. Back in the TV room, where "Speedway" was doing its victory lap, I thought if Elvis could shoot out one more TV set, the thing or the person he was really trying to destroy would be blown to smithereens. Maybe his doctor and his prescription pad; maybe Michael ...
... set up as to watch all three news channels at once so he followed suit. I can't think of the name of the room but there is a room that has over 3500 feet of fabric and was from floor to ceiling and pleated from the centre of the roof down - sort of like a circus tent. The infamous jungle room was as expected, green carpet on roof and ceiling gave it an unexpected acoustic sound that he later used as a studio to record his last few albums. His trophy rooms ...
... played by mostly black musicians on Beale Street here in Memphis. We got to hear Elvis' very first recording, where he came in off the street and paid to record his own song, called 'My Happiness' or something like that. He was only eighteen, but man, did he already sound awesome. We also got to hear a jam between Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis and I think it was Carl Perkins that was recorded in the fifties. There was an incredible amount ...
... early. I picked up my bag, jumped in a cab and headed to the hotel. Very nice it was too. Huge room with a big King size bed, bathroom, powder room (whatever that is), and a storage room. It also had a great view of a bridge which spanned the Mississippi River and crosses into the state of Arkansas. Whilst I was tempted to head straight to Beale St (where it all goes on in Memphis), I decided against it as I needed to get a few things done. Tomorrow is another day though. Over and ...
... to the modern
day. The exhibits were well laid out and clear and made good use of contemporary
documents and images. There were also a number of more interactive exhibits,
including a replica bus that Rosa Parks had refused to move seats on, that you
could go on board. The museum was excellent, but we both came out feeling a
little bit blue and just feeling that people in general were awful, which isn't
After spending ...