Another look: Memphis, Tennessee

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Original posts:
Day 22: Two Elvises and a King
Day 21: Whole lotta shakin goin on

I was in Memphis for a weekend and spent most of that at the Beale Street Music Festival. The photo above shows Elvis Costello coming out to play a song with Los Lobos. Here are a few more pics I didn’t run the first time around.

The entire weekend was a downpour. The festival grounds were a muddy mess.

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The music was good for the most part. I got close to the stage to see hard rock act Rise Against.

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Memphis soul act The Bar-Kays were a pleasant surprise.

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Memphis has a statue of Jefferson Davis, the evil president of the Confederate states.

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A look at some of the memorabilia for sale at the gift shop of Sun Studios, the birthplace of rock n roll.

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Me outside Sun.

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Among the many artifacts on display at Sun Studios was a platinum record of Johnny Cash’s “I Walk the Line” from the 1950s.

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The iconic photo of Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, and Johnny Cash. It’s on the wall inside Sun Studios, in the same room where the photo was originally taken.

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I was just looking through my Graceland pictures, and I have a lot of great pics from there that I haven’t yet published. So many that I’m going to save them for an upcoming post. Stay tuned!

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One Response to Another look: Memphis, Tennessee

  1. bettina says:

    It is on my travel list to visit the birthplace of rock n roll too.

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