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... not big enough fans of Elvis...),
then end up at the motel in which Martin Luther King was shot.
Memphis gets 4 stars from us, it has a surprising positive atmosphere, and locals told us that the city really has changed a lot in last years, becoming a more pleasant town worth visiting.
... areas display faux-fur
covered sofas, ugly carpeted walls and ceilings (part time recording studio). I say Don’t Be Cruel, Rip It Up! It’s gross and leaves you All Shook Up. Elvis’ over 150 awards and countless gold and platinum records line the walls and his crazy performance jumpsuits are on
display. Big business, all about the Money, Honey.
... the walking but tonight's meal was the beginning of the end. Beale street was strangely eery with not many people out and about. I can imagine it was once an incredibly vibrant place, but sadly now there are empty restaurants and bars. While Nashville is booming and going through a distinct phase of gentrification, the opposite is occurring in Memphis and the city is suffering sadly. Very much looking forward to Graceland ...
... in, went to
the room, did a quick unpack and then left again. I meet a group in
the lobby. The plan for the night was to go to a basketball game, but
first we had to have dinner.
The group walked down the street and we went to blue fin
restaurant, but it was too busy, so we went to a Chinese restaurant,
had a quick dinner then walked to Beale street, walked down the
street to the Fedex forum. Meet up with the rest of the group, then
... the secretary that asked him to use Elvis as part of a group since he hung outside the studio every day after school and she felt sorry for him. And he "sold" Elvis' contract to RCA for only $35,000 one year later. Also making their first hits in this studio (which has not been touched since the 1950's) were BB King, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis! In fact, when we saw the broadway show, Million Dollar Quartet, the set of the show was recreated to look exactly ...