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Travel & Coffee - Memphis and Elvis

<p>Memphis is famous for the influential strains of blues, soul and rock 'n' roll that originated there. Elvis Presley, B.B. King and Johnny Cash recorded albums at the legendary Sun Studio. We visit

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Memphis is famous for the influential strains of blues, soul and rock 'n' roll that originated there. Elvis Presley, B.B. King and Johnny Cash recorded albums at the legendary Sun Studio. We visit Memphis, the famous Peabody Hotel and Presley’s Graceland mansion to gain an understanding of the music and times that influenced Elvis. The Graceland complex contains a wonderful collection of Elvis memorabilia for music pilgrims.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Online

SUGGESTED READING

  • Beale Street Dynasty, Preston Lauterbach
  • Elvis Presley: A Southern Life, Joel Williamson
  • Old Man River: The Mississippi River in North American History, Paul Schneider

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Peabody Hotel – Famous for its daily Duck Parade
  • Beal Street – Home of the Blues
  • Temple of Deliverance – Memphis’ famous Baptist Church
  • Mud Island – Has a scale 3D map of the Mississippi River
  • Graceland – Elvis and Priscilla’s home near Memphis

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Have a greater understanding of Elvis’ musical origins and Memphis, the city of the Blues.

Almis Simans

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