The latest Elvis record is not the kind you download. If you were in Memphis, you knew you weren’t on Lonely Street at all those sold-out events. But Graceland spokesman Kevin Kern says the official attendance figure for the week was 75,000. Even in the sweltering heat, 55,000 took part in the candlelight vigil. “The […]
John Bakke remembers all too well the first Elvis Presley seminar he organized. It was 1979, and the dust had yet to settle on Presley’s sensational death just two years prior. No one seemed willing to take either the musician or Bakke seriously.
“I was interviewed by some skeptical reporters,” says Bakke, now professor emeritus at […]