Memphis TN

We just recently returned from Memphis, Tennessee, home of rock and roll and the blues. The trip included a visit to Graceland–the ultimate in kitsch, circa the 70s. We paid a visit to Sun City recording studios, where Elvis started recording. They give tours by day, and it’s a working studio at night. U2, Ringo and a host of others have also recorded there. Mary Anne, can be seen here at a microphone Elvis used.

Mary Anne at a microphone used by Elvis in the early years.
Mary Anne at a microphone used by Elvis in the early years.

The National Civil Rights Museum is also located in Memphis at the Lorraine Hotel where Dr. Martin Luther King was murdered. It is well worth a visit.

 

Beale Street in Memphis, the home of rock and roll.
Beale Street in Memphis, the home of rock and roll.
Graceland, home of Elvis
Graceland, home of Elvis
Trolley Car in Memphis, TN
Trolley Car in Memphis, TN
Downtown Memphis as dusk approaches
Downtown Memphis as dusk approaches
National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King was assasinated
National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King was assasinated