Memphis

Sun Studio

Time to move on.  North to Memphis.  It was only about 30 miles, but it was time for for a change.  One of the first things we saw when we got into Memphis was Sun Studio, the studio that launched Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, B. B. King, and many more.

Beale Street
Very close to Sun Studio is the famous Beale Street, the home of the blues and the birthplace of rock and roll.  These few blocks were filled with restaurants and shops.  We enjoyed a walk up and down the street, but didn’t stay long as it was quite cold and rainy.
Silky O’Sullivan’s
One establishment on Beale Street, Silky O’Sullivans, had gone to great strides to preserve the front of the historic old buildings, that’s why the steel beams, to hold the wall up.. the rest of the building was missing.  However, they did find a way to turn the space behind the front walls into a great eating establishment and nightclub.



B. B. King’s Restaurant and Blues Club



We had our lunch today at B. B. King’s Restaurant & Blues Club.  Very good food.



B. B. King



After walking Beale Street and enjoying our lunch we headed over to the Visitor’s Center.  This was one of the nicest visitor’s centers we’ve ever been in.  We got loads of information on what to see and do in Memphis while we are here.  It’s raining now, so I guess we’ll have to wait until tomorrow.



Elvis Presley



Inside the Visitor’s Center were big statues of B. B. King and Elvis Presley. 



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