PIECES OF THE CROSS 

PIECES OF THE CROSS

Once upon a time there was only Graceland. Nowadays rock-and-roll pilgrims may choose to visit any number of Elvis-related shrines throughout the Mid-South, each with its own assortment of increasingly bizarre relics. If you thought that Elvis' Dilaudid bottles, part of Dr. Nick's "Memories of Elvis" exhibit at Hollywood Casino, was the creme de la tacky, think again. The Rockabilly Hall of Fame of Jackson, Tennessee, which recently announced that its annual rockabilly festival will henceforth be held in August to coincide with the influx of Presley-related tourists, boasts the weirdest bit of memorabilia to surface to date: The Hall of Fame is displaying the accursed defibrillator and paddles that failed to revive our King all those years ago.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
    • Creative Process

      Memphis Brooks Museum of Art leader talks about the decision to consider leaving Overton Park.
    • Landfill Foray

      A landfill expansion spurs conflict in Frayser.

Blogs

Beyond the Arc

Grizzlies trade Troy Daniels to Phoenix

Music Blog

Listen Up: Louise Page

News Blog

Suit Targets 'Destructive' Drivers License Policy

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

mother!

News Blog

Supreme Court Steps In on Fayette Church Matter

Intermission Impossible

Muhammad Ali Meets Stepin Fetchit at The Hattiloo Theatre

News Blog

Task Force Considers Medical Cannabis

ADVERTISEMENT

Readers also liked…

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2017

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation