Memphis! Elvis no stranger to hometown hits

Of those released during his lifetime, Elvis recorded over 100 songs in his adopted hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. Though this represented only 15% of his total output, there is no doubt that many of his greatest recordings originated from Memphis. Below is my personal ranking of his best Memphis songs. #1 Suspicious Minds (1969) Worldwide…

Stop Where You Are

The Elvis Information Network today posted a spotlight on Elvis statues and memorials across the globe. I loved seeing the different interpretations and tributes. My favorite, by far, is the statue currently on display at the Tennessee Welcome Center on Interstate 40 (labeled as “Mud Island, Memphis, Tennessee” on the EIN page; you can also…

Elvis lives his dreams in Memphis

Elvis Presley’s Memphis (book) Presented By Elvis Presley Enterprises and The Commercial Appeal 176 pp. Pediment. $39.95 As I journeyed yet again through the life of Elvis Presley, this literary trip built upon the context of Memphis, I was happy to find some new insights into the man. This is not the average Elvis coffee…