Arrived late in the day in Memphis when it was dark, driving from Collinsville through East St Louis on leap day. This is the Memphis MKP lodge where Gary Rosenberg, the regional coordinator invited me to rest and relax for my week here. Pilamiya, thanks misun Gary!
Eclectic Cafe' on Mclean Blvd, where I have met others, like Gary and Jack Armstrong for coffee and breakfast. Tuesday morning bright and shiny welcome! Recommended I check out the Sun Records location ----
Got centered in the idea of how Rock and Roll got started with Sun Studio, a recording studio opened by rock-and-roll pioneer Sam Phillips at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, on January 3, 1950. Here is the sign outside near where I parked.
The waiting room for the Sun Studio tour is like a old time soda fountain. Elvis Prestley stool and the much ballyhooed "million dollar quartet" photo from the studio of Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Prestley and Johnny Cash above . Waited for a bit and paid some $12 for the tour.
Here in Memphis a lot of the black blues musicians as well as the white rock roll artists were recorded. Part of the tour on the second floor.
Elvis is featured in much of the tour. I knew he was born in Tupelo MS and here is his Memphis Diploma in the museum . Elvis dressed in cowboy outfit. Remembering my brother Jack Weaver who introduced me to Elvis through his collection of 45 RPM records....
Break for Disc Golf at Shelby Farms Park east of Memphis.
Some of what was found in these mounds.
Arrived here near dusk and walked up and put down some tobacco to connect with the spirit of this land.