Elvis Week Day 9 - Elvis Connections

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Elvis Week Day 9 - Elvis Connections

Friday, August 17 at Elvis Week was all about exploring  - exploring Elvis connections, exploring Elvis Presley's Memphis, and exploring the many delicious food options at the complex.

The day kicked off with Conversations on Elvis: Elvis Connections, with five special guests who each had a unique connection to the King of Rock 'n' Roll.

Billy Blackwood of the Blackwood Brothers discussed how close Elvis was with his family. He remembered visiting Graceland with his father, James, and opening up for Elvis as a member of Voice.

Journalist Ann Moses was an editor for Tiger Beat Magazine, and she also sat on the stage for the '68 Special and attended Elvis' first Las Vegas shows in 1969. She also was a part of the documentary "Elvis: That's The Way It Is." Elvis' friend, country star TG Sheppard, talked about how the king helped him launch his own career. Donna Rhodes Morris, a back-up singer, recalled singing on tracks like "Suspicious Minds" and "In the Ghetto." 

Mark Kogan worked for Concerts West and helped Colonel Tom Parker promote the king's shows, and shared stories from those tours.

Friday night's Party at Elvis Presley's Memphis gave fans a chance to cut loose and have fun, all while checking out the complex's museums and exhibits. The party featured a yummy menu, complete with banana pudding for dessert, as well as Elvis trivia. DJ Argo spun the best Elvis records and soon had a crowd shake, rattle and rolling in Presley Motors.

What should you check out when you visit Elvis Presley's Memphis? Elvis Week blogger Jon Waterhouse answers that question on today's blog. Read it now.

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Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at 12:28 PM
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