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Elvis Tribute Artist Competition
Elvis Tribute Artist Competition

Elvis Tribute Artist Competition

Elvis lives! For the sixth straight year, Elvis impersonators gather from around the world to compete in the annual Elvis Tribute Artist competition. This year’s contestants hail from countries as far and wide as Australia and Japan. Who will win? Find out on the festival's final day, when the King is crowned. 960 1280

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Memphis Baseball Game

Memphis Baseball Game

Elvis and baseball -- celebrate 2 American icons during Elvis Week. The Memphis Redbirds kick off the 9-day commemorative event. Extra bonus: The first 5,000 fans to enter the minor league baseball stadium AutoZone Park receive an Elvis bobblehead that’s … all shook up! 960 1280

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Candlelight Vigil

Candlelight Vigil

Elvis Week began as an act of commemoration. In August 1977, shortly after Elvis Presley’s death, fans gathered at Graceland’s gates to remember the man who’d changed the face of music. The tradition has continued ever since. On the 30th anniversary of Elvis’s death, 75,000 fans held a vigil. That number is expected to be even higher this year -- on the 35th anniversary of the King’s passing. 960 1280

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The Peabody Hotel

The Peabody Hotel

Want to dress like the King? Head to the Peabody Hotel -- and look inside for a sign that says Lansky. Elvis got many of his early custom-made shirts from Memphis tailor Bernard Lansky. The two met in 1952, when Elvis was 17. Four years later, Lansky outfitted Elvis for his first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. In 2001, Lansky Bros. established a line of clothing called “Clothier to the King” -- find this 1950s-inspired clothing line in the Peabody’s lobby. 960 1280

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Elvis Presley 5K Run

Elvis Presley 5K Run

Well, you may run on for a long time ... or at least for a few miles. Runners begin their Saturday morning with a 5K run. The event kicks off at the gates of Graceland. The first 2,000 participants who cross the finish line receive a gold commemorative medal celebrating the 5K’s 30th year. 960 1280

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Elvis Gospel Concert

Elvis Gospel Concert

Elvis Presley won 3 Grammys -- all for his gospel recordings. The King’s love of gospel began early on: Growing up, he attended the First Assembly of God church in his hometown of Tupelo, MS. Later, in 1966, Elvis recorded with the Southern gospel quartet The Imperials. Hear group members Terry Blackwood and Joe Moscheo (pictured here) perform during Elvis Week. 960 1280

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Graceland Mansion

Graceland Mansion

Walk through Graceland for an intimate look into how Elvis lived. You’ll find no glass partitions here, just stanchions. The King’s spirit pervades the 7 rooms on display -- especially the green-carpeted Jungle Room. In 1976 Elvis converted the room into a recording studio where he completed the majority of his last 2 albums, From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee and Moody Blue. 960 1280

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Hard Rock Cafe (Beale Street)

Hard Rock Cafe (Beale Street)

Get your chance to meet the King -- at Hard Rock Café on Beale Street. Elvis contestants perform in 3 separate rounds, on 3 different nights. There’s also an Elvis meet-and-greet in which fans have a chance to meet some of the competitors. 960 1280

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Levitt Shell

Levitt Shell

Ever wondered where the first-ever rock ‘n’ roll show ever occurred? Music historians say it was here -- at the Shell Theatre – in Memphis’s Overton Park. A young Elvis performed at the Shell on July 30, 1954, as the opening act for headliner Slim Whitman. 960 1280

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Conversations on Elvis

Conversations on Elvis

In a career that spanned 150 albums and singles (certified gold, platinum or multiplatinum), as well as 31 feature films, Elvis worked with many people. Hear some of their treasured memories of the King in the festival’s Conversations on Elvis panel discussion. This year’s panelists include actress Mary Ann Mobley who appeared with Elvis in 1965’s Girl Happy. 960 1280

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Sun Studios

Sun Studios

Rock 'n' roll, country and rockabilly artists, including Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Charlie Feathers, Ray Harris, Warren Smith, Charlie Rich and Jerry Lee Lewis, recorded at Memphis' legendary Sun Studios. 960 1280

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Cavern Club

Cavern Club

Liverpool's legendary Cavern Club helped launch the world's greatest rock group -- The Beatles -- who made 292 appearances there from 1961 to 1963. In this photo, a pre-stardom George Harrison relaxes between sets at the Cavern.
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CBGB

CBGB

The graffitied bathroom walls of legendary punk rock club CBGB. In its heyday in the 1970s and `80s the club helped define the punk and new wave sound. The Ramones, Misfits, Television, Patti Smith, Mink DeVille, The Fleshtones, The Voidoids, The Cramps, Blondie and Talking Heads started their careers at the club. 960 1280

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Seattle

Seattle

The Seattle-based grunge music scene fused heavy metal, punk and alternative rock to produce a unique sound in the early 1990s. In this photo Kurt Cobain (1967-1994) performs on stage with Nirvana at the MTV Video Music Awards, September 10, 1992. 960 1280

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Cafe Wha?

Cafe Wha?

Cafe Wha? in Greenwich Village, New York City, launched many young musicians to stardom. Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, The Velvet Underground, Kool and the Gang, and Peter Paul & Mary, among others, performed at this club in their formative years. 960 1280

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The Cotton Club

The Cotton Club

The Cotton Club was a famous jazz club in Harlem, New York City, during the 1920s and `30s. The club featured many of the greatest African-American entertainers of the era, such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Bessie Smith, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Nat King Cole and Billie Holiday. 960 1280

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Grand Ole Opry

Grand Ole Opry

American country music singer and guitarist Loretta Lynn performs on stage at the Grand Ole Opry in the 1960s. The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly country music stage concert in Nashville, TN, that has presented the biggest stars of the genre since 1925.
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Stax Records

Stax Records

Stax Records of Memphis, TN, was a major force in the creation of soul and funk music. Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave, Booker T. & the MG's and the Staple Singers recorded for the label in the 1960s and '70s. 960 1280

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Austin, TX

Austin, TX

Austin, TX, has a vibrant live music scene with more venues per capita than any other US city. The city hosts the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival which features over 2,000 acts in 4 days. In this photo, Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips performs at the Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park on September 17, 2006. 960 1280

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Hitsville USA

Hitsville USA

Fans pay their respects to pop star Michael Jackson at the Motown Historical Museum 'Hitsville USA' on June 25, 2009, in Detroit, MI. The legendary Motown sound produced dozens of mega hits for artists such as The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, The Supremes, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. 960 1280

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Whisky a Go Go

Whisky a Go Go

Perry Farrell, Slash and Robby Krieger of The Doors perform in the The Doors 40th Anniversary Celebration at the Whisky a Go Go on November 8, 2006, in West Hollywood, CA. The Byrds, Alice Cooper, Buffalo Springfield, Love and The Doors were regulars at the club in the 1960s, and in the '70s and '80s it spawned many punk, new wave and heavy metal bands. 960 1280

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Georgia Theatre

Georgia Theatre

Smoke comes from a fire at the Georgia Theatre June 19, 2009, in Athens, Georgia. The Georgia Theatre has been host to numerous bands including REM, the B-52's, Ghostface Killah and Widespread Panic. 960 1280

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Chess Records

Chess Records

Hillary Clinton talks with recording artist Bo Diddley (L) and Shirley Dixon-Nelson (C), daughter of blues great Willie Dixon, during a visit to Chess Records in Chicago, October 27, 1999. Chess Records specialized in blues and R&B in the 1950s and `60s. Famous Chess artists include Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Chuck Berry, Etta James, John Lee Hooker and Sonny Boy Williamson II. 960 1280

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