Elvis Week, Day 3 - Get Schooled on Elvis

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Elvis Week, Day 3 - Get Schooled on Elvis

Get out your pencils, class - it's time for Elvis 101.

The third day of Elvis Week kicked off with the Elvis 101 panel, where scholars, authors and those who have spent hours studying Elvis talked about the man and his career.

Guests included Dr. Charles Hughes, who teaches Elvis courses at Rhodes College, who discussed Elvis' influence on today's music; Elvis biographer Peter Guralnick, who talked about Sam Phillips' influence on Elvis' life; and Ernst Jorgensen and John Jackson of Sony Music, who discussed the new "Way Down in the Jungle Room" release.

Want to know more? Check out the Elvis Week blog, written by Jon Waterhouse. His blog also features an interview with Peter Guralnick.

Friday's events continued with the Fan Club Presidents' Event, where fan club presidents from around the world discussed their clubs' charitable giving, and they heard from Greg McDonald and Charles Stone, who helped Col. Tom Parker manage Elvis' career.

The Elvis Week Main Stage tent rocked Friday night with the Sound & Soul of Memphis concert, celebrating all of the unique sounds of Memphis. Ted Torres Martin put his own spin on classic Memphis hits by the likes of Elvis and Johnny Cash, while Brandon Cunning and his band brought new life to forgotten Sun hit singles. The Memphis Jones Band closed the night, covering a range of Memphis musicians and songs written in Memphis, all while dropping some major Memphis trivia in-between songs.

Speaking of Memphis Jones, he and CEO Jack Soden take you on a tour of The Guest House at Graceland in this new video. Take a look below.

And don't forget to check out the photos in the Elvis Week photo gallery, and follow us on social media to stay connected with everything Elvis Week!

Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at 2:53 PM
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