Goin' to Graceland
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Below are some photos of my trip. Of course, I shot all of the photos without me in them. :-) Click thumbnails to enlarge. Due to the "no flash" rule while touring the inside of Graceland, I have very few photos of the inside of the house and additional buildings on the grounds. However, you may click the link at the bottom of this page to see a virtual tour of some of the rooms.

May 2002

Elvis' Home
May 2002
Model of Elvis' Home in Tupelo, Mississippi where he was born and raised. This model occupied its appropriate place of honor, as it was centered in the middle of a room and surrounded by a display of the many former extravagant Graceland furnishings.
May 2002

Model of House Front - Tupelo, MS

May 2002

Model of Opposite Side of House - Tupelo, MS

May 2002

Tupelo, MS House Model - Note the Old Electrical Wiring.

May 2002
Model of Tupelo, MS House - Outhouse
May 2002
Elvis spent time singing in this room with friends the day he died.
May 2002
Louisiana Hayride in Shreveport, Louisiana where Elvis got his start after having recorded "That's All Right" at Sun Studio in Memphis.


Click HERE for Rockabilly Hall of Fame
May 2002
Elvis' "King Creole" album from the movie that was filmed in New Orleans, Louisiana.
May 2002
Elvis' part of backyard where his horses grazed.
May 2002
Elvis' Gravesite
May 2002
Elvis' 1955 PINK Cadillac was his mother's most favorite.
May 2002
Elvis' Logo on rudder of his Jet - TCB (Taking Care of Business) with the Lightning Bolt.
May 2002

Elvis Presley's Memphis Restaurant located downtown at the corner of Second and Beale Street. The menu includes Southern cuisine and many of Elvis' mother's recipes.

May 2002
Elvis Presley's Memphis Restaurant
DEE-li-cious Fried Pecan Crusted Catfish! YUMMY!
May 2002
Elvis Presley's Memphis Restaurant
Onstage with Jennifer Ward, our terrific waitress!

May 2002
Elvis Presley's Memphis Restaurant
Thanks Jennifer for all the FUN!
May 2002
The SUN Side of Memphis!
SUN Studio on Union Avenue - where it all began for Elvis!
Elvis graduated from high school in 1953 and worked delivering appliances for Crown Electric, but his heart was in his music, and he wanted to sing. In 1953, he went to SUN Studio to record "My Happiness" for his mother for her birthday. The Presley's were so poor, however, they did not own a record player. As the story goes, Sam Phillips was not impressed at all with Elvis. Elvis hung around the studio for about a year, when in 1954 he sang and recorded "That's All Right Mama" in a style that no one had ever done before.
The rest is History!


Click HERE for SUN Studio
May 2002
At Front of SUN Studio
May 2002
Back of SUN Studio - Open door leads into Control Room.
May 2002
Mural of famous old photo of Million Dollar Quartet hanging on the wall at SUN Studio.
May 2002

Million Dollar Quartet - Most Famous Photo in history of Rock n' Roll!

May 2002
Entering the Studio - Control Room at far end behind glass.
May 2002
Opposite end of Studio to left of entry.
May 2002
SUN Studio Control Board in Control Room
May 2002
SUN Studio - Keeping Elvis company!
May 2002
SUN Studio - Recording a song for FUN!
May 2002
SUN Studio - with Jason Freeman after recording - Thanks Jason! :-)
May 2002
SUN Studio - with Planet Swan (her REAL name given to her by none other than her father, Billy Swan, who had the hit song "I Can Help" in the early 70's! I can still sing it, can you? :-) Planet is a doll who is following in her dad's footsteps as a singer/songwriter, herself.




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