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... style mansion on the property in 1939. The name sounded good enough that Elvis kept calling it that when he purchased the mansion in 1957. He paid just over $100,000 for it.
Just before we boarded the bus we were given a tablet computer with a neck strap and headphones. The device allows you learn about the various areas you tour and is narrated by John Stamos, no less. There are many interactive features on the tablet so you can dig a little ...
... bedroom, where he died an hour or two later.
Across Elvis Presley Boulevard was the museums complex with a dozen or so of Elvis’ vehicles, and further, past some small museums of his childhood etc., was two of his jet plane… the Lisa Marie which was a big four engine Convair, and a smaller Jetstar.
It was a worthwhile morning, getting a glimpse into his life, what an amazing figure he was in 60s pop culture, and a bit ...
... the back of another tour which has just started. The guy running it has a clear passion for his material but I think he must have ADHD because he keeps jigging about all the time, either that or he needs to go to the toilet real bad. The tour is interesting, but probably the most interesting fact about it all was that just when Elvis became a bit of a someone, the owner of Sun Studios Sam Phillips sold him off to RCA for a princely sum of $35,000 to pay off his own debts. Apparently ...
... officer, and a master of all trades around the Sun Record label, was actually the first person in the world to record Elvis Presley, not Sam Phillips. That was July 18th 1953. I learned that on our guided tour. Marion was alone in the Sun office when Elvis walked in and said, "Hi, I want to make a record." Marion asked, "What kind of singer are you?" "I sing all kinds," said Elvis. "Well, who do you sound like?" She pushed. Elvis shrugged, "I don't sound like nobody." Marion ...
... had cleared up so i went for a walk outside, had
a look at the park and went and had a look at the river, then i went
back to the hotel lobby, where i meet up with the rest of the group
and we walked to kanuky canaks for our included dinner – cat fish
was what i got, it was very good. They also do a burger challenge
here, but no one did it, but the waiter did show us the bun that they
use, it was huge. The beer was good and there were a few games to ...