34 years ago today, Elvis Presley passed away at merely 42. He was, in effect, the country’s first great rock star. But before that, he was a young man from the Mississippi Delta that just wanted to play blues.
Memphis is one of the most musically rich cities in the world; home to geniuses like B.B. King, Sam Phillips, and Elvis Presley… names that are just a drop in the bucket of Memphis music. What do the hundreds of other Memphis exports have in common? The Blues.