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Episode #9 - Thursday, 27 February 2014

In this week's Graceland podcast, Elvis Presley Enterprises Kevin Kern sits down with Graceland's Director of Archives Angie Marchese to discuss the official opening of Graceland's newest exhibit "60 Years of Elvis." Guests touring VIP, will be able to view Elvis' 1955 RCA Contract along with many other artifacts that have never been on display until now. Get ready to see the king of rock 'n' roll as never before.

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Episode #8 - Thursday, 20 February 2014

In this week's Graceland podcast, Elvis Presley Enterprises Kevin Kern and Director of Graceland's Archives Angie Marchese team up to talk about the 45th anniversary of Elvis recording at the legendary American Sound Studio in Memphis. Fans can listen to the studio's founder/producer Chips Moman talk about what it was like inside the studio when Elvis recorded hits such as "Suspicious Minds" and "In The Ghetto." Moman also talks about the many musical greats who recorded in this studio and how they set the tone for Elvis' return to Memphis to record. Fans can also hear rare outtakes from Elvis recording session at the studio. A staple of Memphis music history, the studio was located on 827 Thomas Street. American Sound produced over 100 hit songs from artists such as Elvis, Aretha Franklin, Neil Diamond, Dusty Springfield, B.J. Thomas, The Box Tops and many other music legends. The American Sound Studio house band The Memphis Boys joined us for a sold out concert during Elvis Week 2012 and Elvis fans can now watch this performance by subscribing to our YouTube Channel.

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Episode #7 - Thursday, 13 February 2014

In this week's Graceland podcast, Elvis Presley Enterprises Alicia Dean sits down with Graceland's Director of Archives Angie Marchese for a detailed description of what to expect inside the new VIP exhibit "60 Years of Elvis." Marchese talks about the process of building this one-of-a-kind exhibit and how she, as an Elvis fan, particularly loves picking out the photos and artifacts that will be on display, including the actual contract Elvis signed in 1955, on display for the first time. In addition to many other never-before-seen artifacts, guests will explore the birth of rock ‘n’ roll music in July of 1954, with the recording of “That’s All Right” at Sun Studio. See the transformation of the would be King of Rock ‘n’ Roll from delivery truck driver to singing sensation and star of the silver screen. Fans can also check out our final goodbye to "Elvis...Through His Daughter's Eyes" by watching our Livestream event that took place today.

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Episode #6 - Thursday, 6 February 2014

In this week's Graceland podcast, Elvis Presley Enterprises Kevin Kern and Alicia Dean talk about prepping for the new VIP Exhibit - "60 Years of Elvis" - opening February 24. We get ready to say goodbye to the now-closed "Elvis...Through His Daughter's Eyes" with a special interview from Lisa Marie Presley. Lisa Marie shares her memories of growing up at Graceland and one particular memory involving a golf cart. Fans can check out the final goodbye by watching our special Livestream event "Elvis...Through His Daughter's Eyes" on Thursday, February 13 at 11:00/10:00 a.m. CT. We also dive into what will come in the new exhibit and tell fans who will be joining us on the Graceland podcast next week.

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