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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: Blue Suede Shoes

Elvis Week - Through Fans' Eyes

We're still feeling that Elvis Week magic here at Elvis Presley's Graceland! Elvis fans are, too - you can see it in the Elvis Week social media posts. Check out a few of these awesome fan photos from Elvis Week 2018, and mark your calendar for August 10-18, 2019 - that's Elvis Week 2019! (and remember - you can book your special Elvis Week 2019 stay at The Guest House at Graceland now and save with our special Early Bird rate. This deal ends on Tuesday, September 4, so book now!... Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Elvis Week Blog 4 - 5 Things to Love About Graceland’s New Chapel in the Woods

BY JON WATERHOUSE Elvis fans can’t help falling in love. Yesterday, in the midst of Elvis Week, Graceland ushered in a new era of romance with the first wedding at the new Chapel in the Woods. Marc Caudel and Julie Guardado, who met at Elvis Week in 2015, exchanged vows, marking the 2,000th wedding, dedication or vow renewal to take place on Graceland grounds. Darlene Love, who sang alongside Elvis, crooned her classic “Today I Met the Boy I’m Gonna Marry” as Gua... Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The King’s New Clothes – Elvis Presley and Lansky Brothers

They say you should dress for the job you want, not the job you have. A young Elvis Presley did just that, with the help of Lansky Brothers Men's Clothing Store. Elvis began shopping at this Memphis store when he was still in high school. He wanted to be an entertainer, and he followed many of the city's local entertainers into Lansky Brothers. It wasn't long before Elvis was dressing just like the King of Rock 'n' Roll he always knew he'd be. Lansky Brothers Men&rsq... Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Thursday, September 28, 2017

Top 5 Things I Can't Wait to Experience at Elvis Week

BY JON WATERHOUSE Primed and ready like the king before a big show, Elvis Week 2017 will be the biggest and best us fans have seen to date. No, I’m not channeling my inner game show host or over exaggerating. I’ll take the blogger’s oath on this one. It’s going to be huge, folks. Expect more shimmer than Elvis’ jumpsuit collection, more excitement than opening day of a Presley picture, and more camaraderie than 100 family reunions. This year marks the 40... Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Thursday, August 10, 2017

Sam Phillips: 'The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll'

There are many important players in Elvis Presley’s life story, but one of the most important is Sam Phillips. At Sun Studio in Memphis, Sam discovered and helped launch the careers of not just Elvis, but Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Howlin’ Wolf and more. He is, according to Elvis biographer Peter Guralnick, “the man who invented rock ‘n’ roll.” And with Record Store Day coming up this weekend, on Saturday, April 22, we feel it's fitting to honor a man ... Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Friday, April 21, 2017

Planning Your Wedding at Elvis Presley's Graceland

This is the moment I've waited for I can hear my heart singing Soon bells will be ringing… It’s time to say, “I Do,” get hitched, tie the knot, jump the broom and start your own happily ever after. Why not get married at Elvis Presley’s Graceland's Chapel in the Woods? At Graceland’s beautiful Chapel in the Woods – and with the help of our Special Events team – your wedding dreams can come true. Graceland is one of the most uni... Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Thursday, February 9, 2017

How Well Do You Know Elvis Presley's 1956?

This year on the Graceland Blog, we've celebrated the amazing accomplishments that Elvis achieved 60 years ago in 1956. We've covered everything from his busy tour schedule to his first album to his first movie to the first home he purchased. We also discussed the Million Dollar Quartet and his many television appearances. If you've read these blogs - and are a good Elvis fan who knows all kinds of Elvis trivia - you probably know Elvis pretty well. But how well do you know Elvi... Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Thursday, December 15, 2016

Elvis Presley and the Million Dollar Quartet

Sixty years ago, on December 4, 1956, four musicians gathered around a piano in a recording studio to jam... and the rest is history. There have been many jam sessions over the years, in plenty of recording studios, with any number of musicians - but this one is special. On a Tuesday afternoon, Elvis Presley, his date, Marilyn Evans and his friend Cliff Gleaves, were driving on Union Avenue in Memphis and spotted several Cadillacs sitting outside Sun Studio. Elvis was, by now, an RCA artis... Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Saturday, December 3, 2016

Elvis Presley in 'Love Me Tender'

In 1956, Elvis became both a rock star and a movie star. That year, Elvis was everywhere - on radio, TV, and, with his first movie, "Love Me Tender," he was also on the big screen. "Love Me Tender" premiered on November 15, 1956 - 60 years ago this week. And really, getting Elvis to the big screen was a fairly quick process. Elvis' screen test for Hal Wallis at Paramount Studios in Hollywood took place in late March 1956. Elvis performed two scenes from "... Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Friday, November 18, 2016

Elvis Presley's Graceland by the Numbers

Put on your party hats, Elvis fans – we’re celebrating. This week, Elvis Presley’s Graceland celebrated 20 million visitors to the king’s castle since opening to the public in 1982. That’s 20 million who have passed through the famous gates of Graceland, 20 million who have rock ‘n’ rolled in the Jungle Room, 20 million who have admired their reflection in Graceland’s mirrors, 20 million who have paid their respects to the king. We have plen... Read More
Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at Wednesday, May 4, 2016