I went to the opening reception for the Elvis: Memphis to Manhattan exhibit at Stax Museum. Stax was the birthplace of Soul. Everyone recorded here: Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Isaac Hayes, and yes even Elvis Presley.
Elvis: from Memphis to Manhattan is a photography exhibit from Elvis’ appearances on CBS in 1956, mainly the Ed Sullivan Show. Many never before seen gorgeous black and white photographs of Elvis at the beginning of his career. It was a great 2 room exhibit.
A cool moment for me was when I was admiring the Elvis photographs then heard Bono talking. He was on the video talking about Memphis and Stax and Sun Studio. Worlds colliding. Love it!
You could tour Stax if you wanted as well as see the Elvis photographs. They also had a nice spread complete with sweet tea, sandwiches, veggies, salsa and chips, cole slaw and cheeses. I just drank the sweet tea. As I was leaving Stax the thunderstorm rolled in, and I got caught under an awning halfway to my car. It was a nice exhibit, but I expected more people to be there. Maybe I shoudn’t have gone exactly at 5pm 🙂
Please watch my video of me getting caught in the rain at Stax http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZNojjx4tjM