THE DEFINITIVE GUIDEBOOK TO THE KING’S CITY
In 1948, thirteen-year-old Elvis Presley and his family moved from Tupelo, Mississippi, to Memphis, Tennessee, thus beginning one of the great romances of our time. Elvis loved Memphis, and Memphis loved him back. As the young rock-and-roller’s fame rose, he became inextricably linked with the city he called home. Today, if there is a single name that is synonymous with Memphis, it is Elvis Presley.
Rich with anecdotes, Memphis Elvis-Style is the definitive guidebook to the King’s city. Stories told by Elvis’ peers and acquaintances add context as the book traces Elvis’ life from the apartments, record shops, and churches where he dreamed of stardom to the recording studios, nightclubs, and radio stations where those dreams became reality. Aside from well-known spots like Graceland and Sun Studios, the book provides an intimate look at many lesser-known places that nevertheless played a vital role in Elvis’ life.
From the restaurants where he ate to the dealerships where he bought his cars, to the stages where he performed, this book tells the inside story of the King’s love affair with his hometown. With updated descriptions, photographs, driving directions to all of the sites, suggested songs to enhance your drive, and an accompanying app, Memphis Elvis-Style truly is the only way to see Memphis through the eyes of Elvis. The companion app is available for Apple and Android devices.