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 […]
Multitides of forever-faithful lift candles, ‘transend time’
They love him tender. They love him sweet. And because he said so, they haven’t let him go.
They may never.
The faithful began settling the boulevard that bears his name a full 24 hours before the 1997 Elvis Week vigil began Friday night at Graceland.
As many as 30,000 to […]
Once the site of Assembly of God Church, which Elvis attended through 1954, and where the Blackwood Brothers Quartet and their families were members. Elvis would sneak out of Sunday services to go a mile down the street to East Trigg Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, to hear Rev. Herbert Brewster and the singing of Queen C. Anderson and the Brewsteraires.