Memphis

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National Civil Rights Museum at Lorraine Motel in Memphis

National Civil Rights Museum at Lorraine Motel in Memphis

Today, on the national holiday celebrating the birth of the Martin Luther King, Jr., there's a news story about how King has been simplified into an icon and a catchphrase, and the details of his life and work have been softened, blurred, and appropriated. Being seven...

Elvis Presley microphone, Sun Studio, Memphis

Elvis Presley microphone, Sun Studio, Memphis

    Memphis, Tennessee — Pictured above is the Shure 55 microphone said to have been used by Elvis Presley, and beyond it, the control room window at Sam Phillips' Memphis Recording Service (now known as Sun Studio), the birthplace of rock and roll. The...

Sun Studio recording studio, Memphis

Sun Studio recording studio, Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee — The recording studio at Sam Phillips' Memphis Recording Service (now known as Sun Studio) where some of the greatest records in music history were recorded. Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, Roy Oribison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl...

Sun Studio main room, acoustic tile ceiling

Sun Studio main room, acoustic tile ceiling

Memphis, Tennessee — The main room of Sam Phillips' Sun Studio (originally Memphis Recording Service), where many hit records by Elvis Presley, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, B.B. King, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and others were made. This recording studio...

Sun Studio control room window, Memphis

Sun Studio control room window, Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee — The control room at Sun Studio (Memphis Recording Service), the recording studio where Sam Phillips recorded some of the most famous records in music history — including hits by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Roy Orbison,...

Sun Studio: Sam Phillips’ Memphis Recording Service

Sun Studio: Sam Phillips’ Memphis Recording Service

Memphis, Tennessee — Sun Studio at 706 Union Avenue, opened by Sam Phillips as "Memphis Recording Service" on January 3, 1950. Sun Studio, a U.S. National Historic Landmark, is the birthplace of rock and roll music. Ike Turner's "Rocket 88" was recorded here in 1951....

Metal Museum: 10th Anniversary Gates

Metal Museum: 10th Anniversary Gates

Memphis, Tennessee: 10th Anniversary Gates at the National Ornamental Metal Museum. From the museum's website: Metalsmiths from around the world contributed samples of their work to the Anniversary Gates. The rosettes, typically about the size of a doorknob, show an...

Memphis: Metal Museum gates detail

Memphis: Metal Museum gates detail

Memphis, Tennessee — Detail of the 10th Anniversary Gates at the National Ornamental Metal Museum. From the museum's website: Metalsmiths from around the world contributed samples of their work to the Anniversary Gates. The rosettes, typically about the size of a...

Lorraine Motel sign, Memphis

Lorraine Motel sign, Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee — The former Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated (white wreath to the left of the sign on the second floor railing), now houses the National Civil Rights Museum.

MLK assassination: Memphis rooming house, protest

MLK assassination: Memphis rooming house, protest

Memphis, Tennessee — The shot that killed Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. is said to have been fired by James Earl Ray through the fourth window from the right, a bathroom in Bessie Brewer's Rooming House at 422 S. Main St. Dr. King had just stepped out of Room 306 of...

Civil Rights Museum: MLK assassination memorial

Civil Rights Museum: MLK assassination memorial

Memphis, Tennessee — National Civil Rights museum memorial of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968 at the Lorraine Motel, where the museum is now located. Dr. King had just stepped out of Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel on his way to dinner at...

Memphis

An index of blog posts tagged ‘Memphis’ here at MarkCz.com.

National Civil Rights Museum at Lorraine Motel in Memphis

Today, on the national holiday celebrating the birth of the Martin Luther King, Jr., there's a news story about how King has been simplified into an icon and a catchphrase, and the details of his life and work have been softened, blurred, and appropriated. Being seven...

Elvis Presley microphone, Sun Studio, Memphis

    Memphis, Tennessee — Pictured above is the Shure 55 microphone said to have been used by Elvis Presley, and beyond it, the control room window at Sam Phillips' Memphis Recording Service (now known as Sun Studio), the birthplace of rock and roll. The...

Sun Studio recording studio, Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee — The recording studio at Sam Phillips' Memphis Recording Service (now known as Sun Studio) where some of the greatest records in music history were recorded. Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, Roy Oribison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl...

Sun Studio main room, acoustic tile ceiling

Memphis, Tennessee — The main room of Sam Phillips' Sun Studio (originally Memphis Recording Service), where many hit records by Elvis Presley, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, B.B. King, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and others were made. This recording studio...

Sun Studio control room window, Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee — The control room at Sun Studio (Memphis Recording Service), the recording studio where Sam Phillips recorded some of the most famous records in music history — including hits by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Roy Orbison,...

Sun Studio: Sam Phillips’ Memphis Recording Service

Memphis, Tennessee — Sun Studio at 706 Union Avenue, opened by Sam Phillips as "Memphis Recording Service" on January 3, 1950. Sun Studio, a U.S. National Historic Landmark, is the birthplace of rock and roll music. Ike Turner's "Rocket 88" was recorded here in 1951....

Metal Museum: 10th Anniversary Gates

Memphis, Tennessee: 10th Anniversary Gates at the National Ornamental Metal Museum. From the museum's website: Metalsmiths from around the world contributed samples of their work to the Anniversary Gates. The rosettes, typically about the size of a doorknob, show an...

Memphis: Metal Museum gates detail

Memphis, Tennessee — Detail of the 10th Anniversary Gates at the National Ornamental Metal Museum. From the museum's website: Metalsmiths from around the world contributed samples of their work to the Anniversary Gates. The rosettes, typically about the size of a...

Lorraine Motel sign, Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee — The former Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated (white wreath to the left of the sign on the second floor railing), now houses the National Civil Rights Museum.

MLK assassination: Memphis rooming house, protest

Memphis, Tennessee — The shot that killed Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. is said to have been fired by James Earl Ray through the fourth window from the right, a bathroom in Bessie Brewer's Rooming House at 422 S. Main St. Dr. King had just stepped out of Room 306 of...

Civil Rights Museum: MLK assassination memorial

Memphis, Tennessee — National Civil Rights museum memorial of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968 at the Lorraine Motel, where the museum is now located. Dr. King had just stepped out of Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel on his way to dinner at...

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