Thursday, June 21, 2007

Newsweek: Caution, Graceland May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Posted By on Thu, Jun 21, 2007 at 4:00 AM

August marks the 30th anniversary of the death of the King of Rock-and-Roll, and already the national media have begun focusing their attention on Memphis. The current issue of Newsweek takes readers on a tour of Graceland, and among other -- some fairly obvious -- observations is this one: The place needs to issue a warning -- kind of like the ones on cigarette packs, maybe. We're not really sure.

"The management would do some good by warning young visitors against the drug abuse that denied Presley a longer life. The only references to his addiction are unwitting. Among the 'friends' listed near the JFK-style eternal flame above Elvis' grave is one of the doctors who scrawled him those many prescriptions."

To read the article, go here. To see what other Memphis attraction Newsweek recommends for visitors to Memphis, go here.


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