Graceland http://wknofm.org en Elvis Presley's Death http://wknofm.org/post/elvis-presleys-death <p>For many Memphians of a certain age, August 16, 1977 was really “The Day the Music Died.” Elvis Aaron Presley died at his mansion, Graceland.&nbsp;</p><p>A native of Tupelo, Elvis moved to Memphis as a teenager. After high school, he walked into Sun Studios to make a record for his mother, Gladys.</p><p>Sam Phillips heard him and realized that he had found a white singer with a black feel. Hits like “That's All Right Mama” and “Hound Dog” left the music world all shook up. And it's still shaking.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 23:05:16 +0000 Steve Pike & Justin Willingham 18645 at http://wknofm.org Elvis Presley's Death