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Welcome to the official blog of Elvis Presley’s Graceland! You can take Elvis-inspired quizzes, get first-looks on events here at Graceland and how-to guides on everything you need to know about Elvis and his home. Like Elvis, we come with a little southern charm

Category: 68 Special

Elvis Week Blog 10 - Elvis Week 2018 Wrap Up

BY JON WATERHOUSE   They don’t make the appropriate adjectives to describe the phenomenon that’s Elvis Week. To quote the 1973 Elvis tune, “it’s just impossible.”   Still I’ll attempt to take care of blogging business by providing a snapshot of the 2018 edition’s greatest hits. This year’s installment came loaded with amazing musical performances, revealing live interviews, eye-widening surprises, fan fellowship and more... Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Monday, August 20, 2018
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Elvis Week Blog 1 - 10 Reasons to Get Excited About Elvis Week 2018

BY JON WATERHOUSE Lord almighty, I feel my temperature rising. Even as I settle in for my sixth stint as Elvis Week blogger, the arrival of this annual celebration of all things Elvis smacks with excitement. Although last year’s installment proved to be a landmark edition, Elvis Presley Enterprises and Graceland promise the ultimate encore. Elvis Week 2018 offers an array of attractions and not-to-miss events, from time-honored favorites to Elvis Week firsts. So how does... Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Friday, August 10, 2018
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Elvis Week Trivia Game

Who's ready for Elvis Week? Elvis Week 2018 will be the biggest and best Elvis Week yet! We look forward to welcoming fans from around the world as they make the ultimate pilgrimage to be with us during this annual celebration of the life and legacy of Elvis Presley. How well do you know this year's special guests, events and celebrations? Take the quiz and find out - and don't forget to make your Elvis Week plans now at ! Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Friday, August 3, 2018
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Guest Blog: My Elvis Story

This guest blog is by Ann Moses, who was editor at “Tiger Beat Magazine” from 1965 – 1972 and sat on the stage for Elvis’ “’68 Comeback Special,” toured Elvis’ and Colonel Parker’s offices, observed filming for “Change of Habit” and attended Elvis’ opening show in July 1969 in Las Vegas. Here, she shares her memories of being a part of the 1970 documentary, "Elvis: That's The Way It Is." Hear from Ann at Elvis Week 2018 at Conversations on Elvis: Elvis Connections, on Friday, August 17 at the... Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Friday, July 13, 2018
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Elvis Presley's 'If I Can Dream'

There must be lights burning brighter somewhere Got to be birds flying higher in a sky more blue If I can dream of a better land Where all my brothers walk hand in hand Tell me why, oh why, oh why can't my dream come true... April marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in Memphis. Dr. King's assassination, as well as that of U.S. Senator Robert Kennedy, affected Elvis Presley deeply. These feelings led Elvis to give one of the most... Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Thursday, March 29, 2018
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ABCs of E(lvis) - The Trivia Game

This weekend is the Elvis Birthday Celebration at Graceland! We have a weekend full of special events and festivities to celebrate the King of Rock 'n' Roll's birthday on January 8. How well do you know Elvis, his music, his movies and his personal life? Take the quiz below and find out if you know the ABCs of E(lvis). Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Friday, January 5, 2018
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Elvis Week Day 3 - Rockin' the Exhibits at Elvis Presley's Memphis

By Jon Waterhouse If I had to choose one person to guide me through the new museum spaces at Elvis Presley’s Memphis —with the exception of Elvis himselvis— it would be Angie Marchese, director of archives for Elvis Presley Enterprises. And yesterday Angie gave me the grandest of tours. A large portion of the 40-acre entertainment complex consists of vibrant exhibit halls showcasing everything from the king’s shimmering stage wear to his fleet of slick rides... Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Monday, August 14, 2017
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Guest Blog: Drawn to Elvis

Note: This week's blog comes from Elvis artist Joe Petruccio. Get to know more about him, and you can meet him at meet 'n' greets during Elvis Week! He will be at the Haberdashery at Elvis Presley's Memphis from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM August 12-15, and at Elvis Threads at Elvis Presley's Memphis from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM August 12-15. Go to to learn more. BY JOE PETRUCCIO I’ve been an Elvis fan my whole life. Just the idea that I became the first... Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Friday, July 28, 2017
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Elvis Presley's Graceland at 35

Before Graceland opened to the public in 1982, it was practically unheard of for fans to take a tour of their favorite celebrity’s home. Thirty-five years later, millions of Elvis fans from around the world have done just that at Elvis Presley’s Graceland. They’ve experienced the colorful Jungle Room and imagined watching TV with the ceramic monkey in the TV Room. They’ve been wowed by walls of awards and sparkling jumpsuits. They’ve stepped aboard his... Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Thursday, June 1, 2017
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Elvis Presley and The Blue Moon Boys

At the foundation of Elvis Presley’s career is The Blue Moon Boys. That’s where it all started for Elvis, alongside guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black – and later, of course, drummer D.J. Fontana. These guys created some incredible music and helped jump start the career of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley. It all started in 1954. Scotty and Bill were working with Sam Phillips at Sun Studio with the group, The Starlite Wranglers. The... Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Thursday, February 16, 2017
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