Super 8 Motel Lakeland / Memphis
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... as our guide - the volume does not go down. We finally see the great Mississippi River, pass by Sun Studios where Elvis recorded his first record - Heartbreak Hotel (his first gold record) and then pass by some of the beautiful old homes. Our next stop is the hospital of St Jude which was established by Danny Thomas to enable all sick children to have the necessary medical treatment. This is also a research facility. Next we are off to The Peabody Hotel to watch ...
... bar staff. Fun times! Also met a fellow Aussie traveller, Loretta, also doing Memphis on her own before she heads to Canada. Nice to make a friend! Sun Studios was very cool. The original recording studio of Elvis, also recorded Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbinson, Carl Perkins- amongst many others I'm sure! Got to see the original recording equipment Sam Phillips used. The room where the magic happened is still in tact- again, just like it was ...
... soul music and went on including the hillbilly music. There was an emphasis in the beginning on the sharecroppers and the difficult plight they endured. It really is almost unimaginable. It was another audio tour so after watching a brief film we were able to tour at our own pace. Initially there weren’t many people there but it began to get more crowded. As I listened to the music through my headphones I had to be careful not to sing ...
... small in comparison with mansions today, it had a tiny pool with huge grounds; he had a ginormous stable built and called rising sun after his favourite horse rising sun. He had a mediation garden, which is now where he is buried along with his mum, dad, grandmother and twin brother who was stillborn. His grandmother outlived all of them. It gives you shivers, there is an eternal flame there above his grave also. Lisa Marie still goes to the house and stays and ...
... The Graceland RV park was directly opposite the mansion, just out back of Heartbreak Hotel. We plugged the rig in and slipped inside the Hotel's bar for a beer. The 1973 Hawaii concert was playing on the big screen. It was staggering. We had another beer in the Elvis Lounge, that was staggering too; the purple sofa chairs, the yellow walls, the shocking red trim and the 24 hour Elvis movie channel, all of it, incredible. We watched "Viva Las ...