Memphis is in the midst of their annual “Elvis Week,” when thousands of fans make a pilgrimage to Graceland, Elvis’s Memphis mansion, in anticipation of August 16th, the date “The King” died, 1977, when he was 42 y/o.
Among the events will be a Monday appearance by Priscilla Presley for “Elvis In Concert”, on screen performances backed by a live band including TCB band members James Burton and Glen Hardin. Wrapping up the week on Tuesday is “Conversations On Elvis” that includes Priscilla and others who were close to Elvis.
BoomerMusicUpdate curator Dave Sholin on Presley: “He changed the culture, he changed the world and influenced generations of musicians. As John Lennon said about the King, ‘we went from black & white to color.’ There will never be another phenomenon like him again.”