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Camera Clicks – Sun Records extra shots ❣️📸

Elvis brushing his teeth, this lovely was in the bathroom and I just couldn’t pass it up📸
Johnny Cash & Elvis Presley, they were so young❣️
Lydia was explaining about the $1 bill taped to the guitar neck… 👇👇👇
… if you’re really curious, let me know 🎸🎙️🎶
The ACTUAL mike used by Presley, Cash, Lewis, Perkins and etc…
See I told ya 🎙️🎶🎸
An old TV – Pepsi machine
I actually stood out in the street to take this terrible picture ❣️📸

Camera Clicks – Sun Records

*NOTE: I have not been paid or otherwise compensated for this post. I was on vacation, visited this placed and took all the photos myself.

Here is what Wiki says about Sun Records: Sun Studio is a recording studio opened by rock-and-roll pioneer Sam Phillips at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, on January 3, 1950. It was originally called Memphis Recording Service, sharing the same building with the Sun Records label business. Reputedly the first rock and roll single, Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats’ “Rocket 88″ was recorded there in 1951 with song composer Ike Turner on keyboards, leading the studio to claim status as the birthplace of rock & roll. Blues and R&B artists like Howlin’ Wolf, Junior Parker, Little Milton, B.B. King, James Cotton, Rufus Thomas, and Rosco Gordon recorded there in the early 1950s. Rock and roll, country music, and rockabilly artists, including Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Charlie Feathers, Ray Harris, Warren Smith, Charlie Rich, and Jerry Lee Lewis, recorded there throughout the mid-to-late 1950s until the studio outgrew its Union Avenue location. Sam Phillips opened the larger Sam C. Phillips Recording Studio, better known as Phillips Recording, in 1959 to replace the older facility.

Visit this link for more information https://www.sunstudio.com/about

Sam Phillips & Jerry Lee Lewis
Marion Keisker she not only recorded Elvis’ first demo but she reminded Sam Phillips about “the cute kid with the sideburns”!
The Million Dollar Quartet: Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley

Camera Clicks – Elvis Presley Museum

One of the most interesting things that I learned about Elvis was that he read alot of books. His daughter said he was always reading, and by the looks of it he was really curious about alot of different subjects. Next stop, Sun Records…(that’s the recording studio that discovered Elvis and a few other folks)…

He really read as much of his fan mail as he could, but his dad and 2 Secretaries helped.
He loved all kinds of motorized vehicles.
Momma’s Pink Cadillac
The infamous TV…
A cape he wore
That, Smoldering Look 😍
What a “Hunk of Burning Love” ❣️🎶🎸💙

Camera Clicks – Graceland Memory Garden

Touring the house and grounds was one thing, but this place, the Memory Gardens was a whole other experience. I’d love to go back, just to visit this place… There is real presence here, raw emotions, I was really choked up…

Camera Clicks – Graceland, Elvis Presley

What an amazing place! Elvis really cared alot about his community, he contributed so kindly; more than most people know. His music has spanned generations and will for many more. I have been a fan since I was very young. Of course, there will be one or two more posts 🎶🎸😍💙