2018.03.26 Visiting Memphis

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On our way back to Toronto we stopped at Memphis South RV Park and Campground in Coldwater, Mississippi for three nights. The weather will start to get colder from here on as we travel north. Until our campground opens we will be parking our Landmark RV in Monica's driveway.

We went to visit Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee where the tour guide did an excellent job at telling us all about the original recording studio where Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash first recorded. He had fascinating stories and great flashbacks of different years, and we even listened to their original recordings. D'Arcy even sat at the same piano where Jerry Lee Lewis recorded and burned one of the keys with his cigarette. D'Arcy also stood on the black tape 'X' where Elvis Presley stood while recording.

The Studio was founded by Sam Phillips in 1952. Sam Phillips discovered and first recorded such influential musicians as Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash.

Then off to Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. The museum tells the story of the musical pioneers who overcame racial and socio-economic obstacles to create the music that changed the cultural complexion. We had devices that we put in the numbers and were told all about the different song writers but I had a hard time with mine so D'Arcy told the attendants. Since I had so much trouble they offered me a freebie from the gift shop. I chose a fridge magnet of the Highway 61 which is known as the "Blues Highway". We Also walked on Beale Street and dropped in for a drink and to hear the music of Sonny Mack and his band with Smoking Joe. They invited D'Arcy up to sing Johnny Be Goode.

We then went back to our RV after having a great day in Memphis.

Visiting the Rock 'n' Soul Museum, Memphis, TN

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