Memphis – Soul, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Ribs

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Category: USA / Location: Memphis, Tennessee, USA / Date: 05 Jun-2014
  • Central BBQ
    Central BBQ, Memphis. First BBQ of our trip
  • Central BBQ
    Ribs, collards greens and slaw, Central BBQ, Memphis
  • Central BBQ
    Enjoying some delicious ribs from Central BBQ, Memphis
  • Graceland
    Elvis's living room at Graceland
  • Graceland
    The pool room, Graceland. Note that tasteful decor, folded rugs on the wall
  • Graceland
    Elvis was buried at Graceland, with his brother, mum, dad and grandmother
  • Graceland
    Graceland, Memphis
  • Stax Records
    Stax Records, Soulsville USA
  • Stax Records
    The recording studio at Stax
  • Stax Records
    Looking into the recording studio from the mixing desk at Stax
  • Stax Records
    A cadillac belonging to Isaac Hayes
  • Soulfish Cafe
    Soul Fish Cafe, more Southern food
  • Soulfish Cafe
    Some catfish, greens and slaw
  • Civil Rights Museum
    The Lorraine Motel, site of the assassination of Martin Luther King
  • Civil Rights Museum
    The balcony outside room 306, where Martin Luther King was shot
  • Civil Rights Museum
    An exhibit depicting segregation on a public bus, National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis
  • Civil Rights Museum
    An exhibit showing a sit-in protest at a lunch counter, National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis
  • Civil Rights Museum
    An exhibit showing the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, site of the conflict of Bloody Sunday on March 7, 1965, when armed officers attacked peaceful civil rights demonstrators attempting to march to the state capital of Montgomery.
  • Civil Rights Museum
    An exhibit showing a burnt out Greyhound bus, the likes of which were taken by the Freedom Riders
  • Beale Street
    Beale Street, Memphis - home to many blues clubs
  • Gus's Fried Chicken
    'World Famous' Gus's Fried Chicken, Memphis
  • Gus's Fried Chicken
    Some delicious fried chicken - Gus's Fried Chicken, Memphis
  • Overton Park
    A pre-dinner walk through Overton Park, Memphis
  • Bar-B-Q Shop
    Dinner at the Bar-B-Q Shop, Memphis
  • Sun Studio
    Sun Studio, Memphis - birthplace of rock 'n' roll
  • Sun Studio
    The first intentional example of electric guitar distortion - newspaper stuffed into a speaker to keep the cone in place
  • Sun Studio
    Original microphones in the studio that gave birth to rock 'n' roll. Elvis used these to record his music there.
  • Sun Studio
    B.B. King exhibit at Sun Studio, a legend of Blues music

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