The Official Blog of Graceland

Welcome to the official blog of Elvis Presley’s Graceland! We kick off our new blog with all of the exciting events taking place during Elvis Week 2014. You can also take Elvis-inspired quizzes, get first-looks on events here at Graceland and how-to guides on everything you need to know about Elvis and his home. Like Elvis, we come with a little southern charm!

Five Things to Expect at Elvis Week 2015

By Alyssa Long Somebody please pinch me. As I sit here to write my first official Elvis Week blog post, I can hardly believe this is real life. Can you say “dream come true”? Anyway, allow me to introduce myself! I am Alyssa Long, a Memphis lifestyle blogger and this year’s Elvis Week blogger. As a fan of all things Memphis and all things Elvis, having the opportunity to play this special role...
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Elvis Presley and Country Music

Elvis Presley is the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, but he ruled country music, too. Elvis was raised on country, gospel and blues music. He brought all of those influences with him when he stepped into Sun Studio to record his early music. His music had the soul of blues music and the twang of country, and because the term “rock ‘n’ roll” was still in its infancy,...
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Celebrating Elvis Presley’s ‘Spinout’

Buckle up: Dangerous curves ahead! Elvis Presley’s colorful 1966 musical romantic comedy saw Elvis, starring as the singing, race-car driving bachelor Mike, dodging three beautiful, marriage-minded women. “Spinout” is Elvis’ 22nd feature film, and the sixth time he teamed with director Norman Taurog, who directed nine Elvis films. Let’s take a look at one of...
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Ways to Save at Elvis Presley’s Graceland

Elvis Presley’s Graceland is an absolute must: It’s must-see, must-tour, must-experience. There’s only one place in the world that the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll called home, and that’s Graceland. From his iconic gates and wall covered in fan signatures to his famed Jungle Room and everywhere in between, Graceland is an unforgettable rock ‘n’ roll...
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Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Our Favorite Memories of 1993 Elvis Stamp

Graceland loves to celebrate “firsts,” but on August 12, 2015, we’ll be celebrating the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s second commemorative stamp. The first Elvis Presley stamp, which debuted in 1993 and featured a young Elvis, currently holds the record for the most popular U.S. commemorative stamp of all time. Thousands of Elvis fans and stamp enthusiasts from around the world gathered on Graceland’s...
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Elvis Presley’s “Tickle Me” at 50

Yes, it’s Elvis – as a singin’, swingin’ cowboy! Elvis Presley’s “Tickle Me” turns 50 this month. “Tickle Me” was released June 30, 1965, followed by a nationwide release on July 7. The movie, a musical-Western-romance-comedy, has fans LOL’ing with its sight gags and Elvis’ innate comedy timing. “Tickle Me” was...
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A Father’s Day Tribute: Vernon Presley

One of the constants in Elvis Presley’s life was his father, Vernon. Elvis’ dad was always there, raising his son in Tupelo, supporting his early career in Memphis and working behind the scenes as his son became the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. This Father’s Day, on Sunday, June 21, we celebrate Elvis’ father, Vernon Presley. Jesse D. and Minnie Mae Presley welcomed...
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The Man Who Dressed the King: Bill Belew and Elvis Presley

Rock stars love the grungy look: sweat-stained T-shirts, ragged jeans, worn-out shoes. But Elvis Presley was no ordinary rock star. He was, after all, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, and he dressed like it. Fans never saw Elvis on stage in anything less than the best. Even early on in his career, he carefully chose his fashionable stagewear. He wanted to give the audience a thrill –...
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33 Years of Elvis Presley’s Graceland

Elvis Presley’s Graceland opened to the public on June 7, 1982. Sunday, June 7, 2015, is our 33rd anniversary. To say we’ve been busy in those 33 years is an understatement. In 33 years,  over 19 million Elvis fans have walked in the footsteps of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll at Graceland. Guests come from around the globe to see the house Elvis called home. Some of those...
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The Arboretum at Elvis Presley’s Graceland

There’s something for everyone at Elvis Presley’s Graceland – especially if you love nature. Graceland is surrounded by beautiful trees, flowers and plants, all of which are maintained and cared for by our grounds-keeping staff. Not only do these trees and flowers make the property even prettier, but they are also educational. The Graceland Mansion was named the Tennessee Urban...
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