Elvis Week Recap Day 5 - American Sounds

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3717 Elvis Presley Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38116

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Memphis, TN 38116

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Elvis Week Recap Day 5 - American Sounds

Elvis' Memphis-made music was celebrated on Tuesday at Elvis Week!

Fifty years ago this year, Elvis recorded hits like "Suspicious Minds," "Don't Cry Daddy" and "In the Ghetto" at Memphis' American Sound Studio. The American Sound Studio panel, hosted by Tom Brown, featured the Memphis Boys Bobby Wood and Gene Chrisman, who were members of the legendary house band at the American Sound between 1967 until it’s closing in 1972; Mary and Ginger Holladay, who sang back-up vocals; Elvis historian Ernst Jorgensen; songwriter Mark James, who wrote "Suspicious Minds," and musicians BJ Thomas and Ronnie Milsap. The panelists shared their memories, stories and perspectives on the studio and the amazing music Elvis made there.

That night, Milsap took to the stage again for a wonderful performance full of his biggest hits.

The Auction at Graceland took place yesterday afternoon in The Guest House at Graceland Theater. With more than 430 lots, it was the biggest Auction at Graceland to date. (Remember - the lots are from third-party collectors!) Click here to watch the Auction.

It's been a scorcher this week in Memphis, with heat advisories in effect nearly every day. Elvis Week blogger Jon Waterhouse found the coolest place to hang out during Elvis Week: The Jungle Room Bar at the Graceland Exhibition Center. Check out his blog about the bar's most refreshing Elvis-inspired cocktails and about the creative bartenders who wanted to bring a taste of Hawaii to Memphis.

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