On The Road With Elvis: Happy Birthday to The King!

January 8, 2010 | By | Comments (8)

ElvisToday marks what would have been Elvis' 75th birthday.

Not going to lie: I wish that I could be at Graceland right about now, with throngs of fans lining up to celebrate The King.

Visiting Graceland is an experience everyone should have at least once in a lifetime. Even if you aren't his biggest fan, it's just something to behold: the jungle room, the cars, the jumpsuits.

The good news: today kicks off a year of celebrations in Memphis and beyond, so there will be plenty of opportunities to get your Elvis on in the coming year.

Here are a few other places where The King still lives. So pack up your peanut butter and banana sandwiches and start planning your road trip. In a pink Cadillac of course …

We'd love to hear about other Elvis travel destinations, especially if they are in the South. Please share your favorites in the "Comments" section below. 

National Portrait Gallery's "Images of The King." The exhibit, which opens today, features portraits, images from Graceland and original artwork from the 1992 Elvis stamp design competition.

"Elvis! His Groundbreaking, Hip-Shaking, News making Story" opens at the Newseum (Washington D.C.) March 12. It tells the story of Presley as he was portrayed in the news media and how his music and physicality pushed the boundaries of mainstream taste and free expression.

The Grammy Museum's "Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer." Photojournalist Alfred Wertheimershot promotional images of Elvis when he was a newly signed recording artist. The exhibit is all the way in L.A. But we hear that there might be some Southerners who are out their this weekend …

Related Links:

EW Happy Birthday Elvis: 75 Reasons To Love The King on HIs 75th Birthday

Gomemphis.com: Celebrating The Life and Times of Elvis

 

COMMENTS

  1. The Runaway Spoon

    I am celebrating Elvis with The King’s Cupcakes – Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting. http://therunawayspoon.com/blog/2010/01/elvis-has-left-the-building/

    January 8, 2010 at 5:31 pm
  2. Jessica

    FYI – after it’s run in L.A., “Elvis at 21” will run at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC from October 30 to January 23, 2011. (source: http://face2face.si.edu/my_weblog/2009/12/bring-on-the-year-of-elvis.html )

    January 9, 2010 at 8:02 am
  3. Internet Services Providers

    Jessica’s comment is right!!
    I flew to LA just for this event and I must say I truly am a big fan!!!
    The gallery was very well distribuited with the best iages and memories for all fans…

    February 13, 2011 at 10:56 am
  4. Web Services

    A true talent will never die!!
    There’s always a fan. in every place.. celebrating

    February 19, 2011 at 2:24 pm
  5. miami web design

    Another year has past and now it would be the 76th birthday!!
    I just hope being able to go to Graceland next year to celebrate 77th..
    That’s one of my new year goals!!

    February 19, 2011 at 3:21 pm
  6. Miami space office

    Definitely no ones of my favorite singers but hes cool and very good dancer, and the post is very interesthing and atractive for me, thanks for sharing

    March 1, 2011 at 3:14 pm
  7. miami office space

    Elvis Presley is just the greatest of all times even though he is gone people still celebrate his birthday as if he was here with us i have never seen such a passion that he creates when people plays his music is just wonderful and i consider myself a fan aswell i will be celebrating in my own way.

    March 17, 2011 at 11:57 am
  8. computer desks

    I am an Elvis fan although I was not born in his time. His music is timeless and can relate to many generations.

    January 30, 2012 at 12:02 am