Elvis Presley

Million Dollar Quartet – Dec 4, 1956

55 years ago today four of the greatest musicians of all time had an impromptu jam session in a little studio in Memphis, Tennessee. Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins played together in Sun Studio on December 4, 1956, and Sam Phillips was smart enough to record it. Carl [continue reading]

December 4, 2011 // 0 Comments

Elvis Week 2011

Saturday August 13th I attended the Sam Phillips documentary The Man Who Invented Rock and Roll at the University of Memphis hosted by Sam’s son Knox Phillips and author Peter Guralnick. It was a great documentary. I actually learned a few things I didn’t know, because quite honestly I [continue reading]

August 18, 2011 // 0 Comments

Elvis Week 2010

I was still living in Memphis in 2010, so going to the all the Elvis Week events was very easy. But I never toured Graceland during Elvis Week because it was too crowded especially when I could go whenever I wanted – and I did with my annual pass. My Elvis Week 2010 began on Thursday August [continue reading]

August 18, 2010 // 2 Comments

Elvis Week 2009

My Elvis Week started Sunday August 9th when I saw Blue Hawaii at The Orpheum, which was the first time seeing it on the big screen for me. The next day Monday August 10th I picked up my Elvis Week event tickets at Graceland. Tuesday August 11th I went to the Elvis film festival at Studio on the [continue reading]

August 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

Elvis Week 2008

I had just moved to Memphis for the second time the month before Elvis Week 2008. I am not sure why, but I cannot find any photos from this Elvis Week, so I apologize for the lack of visual stimulation. Also, there wasn’t a lot of detail in my journal – just the highlights. Saturday [continue reading]

August 18, 2008 // 0 Comments

Elvis Week 2007 – the 30th Anniversary

Elvis Week 2007, the 30th Anniversary, was my second Elvis Week, but I feel like it was my first because I went to all of the events and I did the candlelight vigil for the first time – I skipped it on the 25th anniversary in 2002, my first Elvis Week. And I was visiting Memphis (not living [continue reading]

August 18, 2007 // 0 Comments