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Roxanne Pallett visits Elvis’ Graceland and Stax annals in Memphis

January 17th, 2016 by admin | Filed under Blog.

I don’t know about you, nonetheless when we would hear ‘Memphis’ we would consider of a strain Walking In Memphis, nonetheless now, as we lay on a moody home to England with my Priscilla Presley autobiography on my path and Blue Christmas personification in my headphones, we have an contentment of extraordinary thoughts that come to mind when we now hear a word Memphis.

This year, in jubilee of my silent Monica’s tentative 60th birthday, we motionless to chuck tradition out a window and spend Christmas on a Thelma and Louise-style highway outing from Nashville to Memphis for a outing down strain memory lane. 

The impulse we arrived in Memphis there was a clarity of rock, blues and essence in a air. The feeling was discernible that we were somewhere really special.

First stop, Graceland! 

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Roxanne and her mom outward a famous Graceland mansion. Roxanne said: ‘Since my outing I’ve been reading so many about Elvis and his life, we find him fascinating’

Graceland was a initial stop on Roxanne's highway outing with her mother. The singer is graphic here on a stairs of Elvis' famous home

Graceland was a initial stop on Roxanne’s highway outing with her mother. The singer is graphic here on a stairs of Elvis’ famous home

The King's clothes: Elvis' Las Vegas costumes and bullion annals on arrangement during Graceland in Memphis

The King’s clothes: Elvis’ Las Vegas costumes and bullion annals on arrangement during Graceland in Memphis

Elvis owned a lot of cars, with his Automobile Museum within Graceland containing usually a tiny fragment of his collection

Graceland is a fans' bliss and here Roxanne and her mom try on some Elvis-style sunglasses

Graceland is a fans’ bliss and here Roxanne and her mom try on some Elvis-style sunglasses

Roxanne suggested that Graceland was one of her favourite traveller attractions on a trip

For those who assume Graceland is merely a end for those spooky with a King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, trust me, it’s not. 

Memphis is a landmark of strain story and if we aren’t an Elvis fan when we arrive, we will shortly turn one via your trip. 

The widen of highway that binds a Graceland mansion, his private airplanes and a museums of his costumes and cars is so enchanting and scary that it awakens a passion in we that values a strain from such a dedicated time in history.

Roxanne during Graceland with one of Elvis’ many private planes. This one he named after his daughter, Lisa Marie

Roxanne graphic sitting in front of a famous picture on arrangement during Sun Studios of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis

Roxanne graphic sitting in front of a famous picture on arrangement during Sun Studios of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis

The pristine fact that we can see, revisit and demeanour around a home of one of a many distinguished performers is so special and singular when we consider about it. 

The people of Memphis are so unapproachable of Elvis and his bequest that all is distinguished and showcased for us to see as nonetheless we were still in a 1960’s.

Even icons like Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston don’t have a discernible stomping belligerent for us to take in a bequest of their personal surroundings. 

Elvis’ good available and stable personal effects and refuge brings people from all over a universe to Memphis, penetrating to find out some-more about a male who forged strain into a figure that it is today.

After silent and we walked around Elvis’ residence in awe, saying a accurate furnishings and blueprint that he lived in for a twenty years right adult until his death, we afterwards explored his personal planes that are parked right opposite a highway by a present shops. 

Those who go contingency make certain they provide themselves to a famous banana and peanut butter toasted sandwich during a 50’s caf� within a Graceland quarters, Elvis’ favourite snack. Very retro and really tasty – like him.

Roxanne inside one of Elvis’ private planes. ‘This was one of a smaller ones nonetheless it was extraordinary to consider Elvis once sat in these really seats himself,’ Roxanne said

Roxanne will be starring in British film The Violators, that releases after this year. She's graphic here during a premiere of Wrong Turn 6, a film in that she played a impression called Jillian

Roxanne will be starring in British film The Violators, that releases after this year. She’s graphic here during a premiere of Wrong Turn 6, a film in that she played a impression called Jillian

I was dumbfounded during usually how many low-pitched story Memphis has. So many has come from usually one place.

Stax museum is incredible. It facilities strange costumes and cars belonging to a greats that have available there, from a likes of Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett, and footage from behind in a day.

My favourite place we visited had to be Sun Studios, that looked some-more like a dilemma shop. 

It’s a famous recording studio that Elvis walked into one day with usually adequate income in his slot to record a song. 

From afterwards on story was made, not usually for Mr Presley nonetheless for many others that walked by a doors such as Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and other large names from a golden days of music.

The studio stays inexperienced and a debate gives we a shining discernment into how it all happened.

Those 4 walls reason some-more stories than your grandparents.

Beale Street is a categorical heart of down city Memphis and we get a genuine clarity of a city when we transport down it. 

It’s 5 minutes’ transport from The Peabody Hotel, that is somewhere we should visit, if not stay, during your time in Memphis. 

The Main Street trolleys during night in Peabody Place in Memphis, a city that Roxanne visited after a outing to Nashville

The Main Street trolleys during night in Peabody Place in Memphis, a city that Roxanne visited after a outing to Nashville

Roxanne explained that we get a genuine clarity of Memphis when we take a transport down Beale Street (pictured)

Roxanne explained that we get a genuine clarity of Memphis when we take a transport down Beale Street (pictured)

It shone: Roxanne pronounced her favourite place in Memphis was Sun Studio, where Elvis and a likes of Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis available songs

It shone: Roxanne pronounced her favourite place in Memphis was Sun Studio, where Elvis and a likes of Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis available songs

Soul searching: Roxanne paid a revisit to Stax records, that boasted stars such as Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett

Soul searching: Roxanne paid a revisit to Stax records, that boasted stars such as Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett

The Stax Soul Museum lets visitors step behind in time to a birth of some of America's most-loved music

The Stax Soul Museum lets visitors step behind in time to a birth of some of America’s most-loved music

Luxury: Roxanne and her mom stayed during The Peabody Hotel, that a singer rarely recommends

Luxury: Roxanne and her mom stayed during The Peabody Hotel, that a singer rarely recommends

The Peabody is famous for a daily steep parade, in that ducks proprietor during a hotel waddle to a fountain in a categorical lobby

The Peabody is famous for a daily steep parade, in that ducks proprietor during a hotel waddle to a fountain in a categorical lobby

It’s aged school, nonetheless lush and has a quirky tradition where small steep residents ramble down from a conveyor each day during 11am and 5pm to a entertainment of visitors in a lobby.

The Lansky Bros store is still abounding on a dilemma of Beale St where Elvis loyally bought his tailored suits via his career and life.

If my grandad was alive currently we would really have treated him to a few pieces from that store as it encompassed a character of a genuine gentleman.

Roxanne pronounced she found a National Civil Rights Museum 'really engaging and moving'

Roxanne pronounced she found a National Civil Rights Museum ‘really engaging and moving’

The National Civil Rights Museum is an ex hotel where Martin Luther King was shot on a balcony. The shooter was staying in a boarding residence opposite

The National Civil Rights Museum is an ex hotel where Martin Luther King was shot on a balcony. The shooter was staying in a boarding residence opposite

Roxanne graphic during a World Premiere of Hooligan Factory in London's Odeon West End in Jun 2014

Roxanne graphic during a World Premiere of Hooligan Factory in London’s Odeon West End in Jun 2014

Like many places in Memphis, everywhere we go has an extraordinary story behind it that we usually learn when you’re there. It’s a place like no other.

Around a dilemma from Beale St on a isolated small side transport stands a Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King was staying when he was shot and killed on a balcony. It’s as nonetheless it has been solidified in time. 

The former motel is now built into The National Civil Rights Museum and as we mount outward it we can hear a intone of his touching debate echoing from a speakers to weigh that his care and suggestion is still really many honoured.

I’m all about perplexing a internal food when we transport – as against to sequence restaurants – and I’m blissful we listened to a locals when going to a extraordinary Central Barbecue, that is behind a Lorraine Motel on a small corner. 

Even a pity platters are flattering epic. My mom looked doubtful behind her huge platter of grill ribs, pulled pig and fries. It was like Mam vs Food! Food won!

We left a city with a hearts as full as a bellies. As we gathering by Graceland, that was illuminated adult and dazzling, confronting a Heartbreak Hotel, we knew this outing was one to parasite off a bucket list with a smile.

It’s transparent to see because a city – by strain – helped get so many people by adversity.

From Nashville to Memphis, Mama Monica and we can now truly contend ‘I’m a small bit nation and I’m a small bit stone ‘n’ roll’.

  • Roxanne will be starring in British film The Violators, that releases after this year 

TRAVEL FACTS 

Virgin Atlantic offer flights from a UK to Atlanta and their formula share partner Delta Airlines work an Atlanta to Nashville flight. Special offers on the Virgin Atlantic website

For automobile sinecure from Alamo during Nashville International Airport visit www.alamo.com. It takes roughly 3 and a half hours to expostulate from Nashville to Memphis on Interstate 40.

Rooms during The Peabody, Memphis, start from £155 a night. Roxanne interjection Bumble Bumble for a transport essentials.

 

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