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After making my way out of the museum, I headed up Beale Street noting the brass notes laid into the sidewalk which noted such musical greats as Elvis Presley, Ma Rainey II, Robert Johnson, B.B. King, Justin Timberlake, the Staples Singers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Memphis Minnie, Otis Redding, W.C. Handy, Isaac Hayes, Johnny Cash, Sam Phillips, and many more who has shaped ...
... a bench. Were in! Exciting, you're given these iPads with headsets to do your one personal tour, which is weird as people seem to lose all special awareness when they can't hear. It's like bumper cars, everyone just bashing into everyone else. We decide to go off piste and do our own tour. The house is really amazing though, I mean disgusting but amazing. Obviously no one ever said no to Elvis, he has shag carpet everywhere, ceilings, walls everywhere. He has won so many awards ...
... have been, but you're in Memphis, what are you to do? It's a no-brainer really! A little research on the web and the hefty $35 price tag attached to the lowest tear of tour you could get added to my scepticism. Turned out the $35 got you a tour of Graceland and no more. Great, I thought, we get to ride on a bus and see a big house. Whoop. The tour included a personal iPad which would guide you through the house- oh, we get to go in the ...
... is being sold off and made into expensive condos and the poor and black workers are being pushed out.
We next went to Sun Studios where people like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and many others were discovered.
They have a lot of original stuff on display including Elvis's graduation certificate from high school.
The panelling on ...
... outlived not only him but both his parents as well. We did not have time to look through his private plane but heard comments of gold plated bar and seat belts when people came back. The amount of money he was making and would still be making is hard to fathom. On the way home we went past the Lorraine motel where Martin Luther King was shot and looked at his memorial. There was a lady there in protest who has been there 26 years and counting. She lived in ...