Memphis — where the “King” still lives on

Every year in August, a week before the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death on August 16, 1977, people from around the country and the world visit his grave site in Graceland.

It’s fondly called Elvis week.  I’m sure as long as there are there baby boomers, pre-baby boomers and their offspring walking the Earth, Elvis will be remembered as the King of Rock & Roll.  And at Graceland, his home in Memphis, Tennessee, his life and story still live on.

Elvis week at GracelandI think of visiting Graceland as continuing a long romance with Elvis Presley.  From the days of the Ed Sullivan Show, until present time, there’s been mystique, glamour and fame surrounding the one and only vocal artist of a generation.

Elvis  changed the face of television, the face of music, and the way vocal artists now perform on stage.   Dancing with a partner has never been the same since the late 1950s when Elvis taught us how to gyrate and get out on the dance floor and really let the music run through your soul and down to your feet.
Wall of Records at Graceland

The Wall of Records

Graceland provides fans interested in the “Legend” enough to satisfy any one’s Elvis cravings.  January 11, 2011 three new exhibits were added at Graceland: Elvis in 1956 Interactive Timeline, The Roots of Elvis Exhibit, and Elvis in the News Exhibit.

There are special rates for seniors 62 and over.  So why not give the gift of Elvis for Valentine’s Day: Buy Graceland tickets for someone you love!

More Information:
Check travel, local hotels in Memphis, and bus tours options on elvis.com
Visiting Graceland Mansion

Graceland/Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
P.O. Box 16508
Memphis, TN 38186-0508

Graceland/Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
3734 Elvis Presley Boulevard
Memphis, TN 38116

Photo Credit:  Anne DeMartin

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