Around 27,000 amateur cyclists took part in a 100-mile event yesterday which started and finished in London and wound through the Surrey countryside.
Robin Chard, a 48-year-old from Bicester who was raising money for Cancer Research UK, died part-way into the race. Mr Chard is not believed to have been involved in two major crashes which marred the event. Now that you're a parent, too, you probably have an entirely new perspective on the sacrifices your own mother made. While covering Elvis Night at the Memphis Redbirds game on Saturday, Graceland photographer Robert Dye succinctly described Elvis Week as a roller coaster ride. Yeah it does, and on Sunday I had my figurative lap bar securely in place, ready and eager for every dip, twist, turn and gasp-inducing Elvis Week moment. My day began with an hour-long guest DJ set on Elvis Radio alongside DJ Argo, the always welcoming and incredibly talented maestro of the mike.
As you explore the mansion and its grounds, an image of each respective room and area appear on the tablet’s screen offering a slew of additional content. Elvis Week Blogger Jon Waterhouse takes the brand new iPad tour now available at Elvis Presley’s Graceland. Having chalked up many a Graceland visit, the tablet tour makes it feel completely brand new and totally immersive, while retaining the charm of the classic experience. Elvis fans can now get up-close and personal with the king at the new Graceland Archives Experience. My senses completely primed, I hurried across town to Beale Street in time to catch the Backbeat bus for its special Hound Dog Tour, a completely Elvis-centric jaunt around town. Elvis Week Blogger Jon Waterhouse tagged along for the Hound Dog Tour with Backbeat Tours on August 10, 2014. You have to hand it to Backbeat Tours owner Bill Patton for crafting a unique brand of sightseeing. Our host for the trip, Beale Street entertainer Brandon Cunning, appropriately kicked off the journey with “Let’s Have a Party.” For the next few hours Cunning served up party favors in the form of Elvis-tinged historical nuggets and jukebox-worthy greatest hits. Backbeat Tour Guide Brandon Cunning entertained Elvis fans on the Hound Dog Tour during Elvis Week 2014. We passed landmarks including the former Humes High School and the old Hotel Chisca, which once housed WHBQ, the first radio station to spin the king.


Elvis fans can leave kisses for the king inside his childhood home at Lauderdale Courts in Memphis, Tennessee.
To be honest, my hound dogs were barking, but I managed to make tracks to the sparkling new Hard Rock Cafe on Beale in time to catch the winner of the Last Chance Ultimate ETA contest. As he mans the Elvis Radio boards, SiriusXM personality Argo has a unique Elvis Week perspective. Being in the midst of the action and hosting an array of Elvis Week events gives Argo plenty of time to ponder the significance of this annual affair.
Q.: With all of those people there and the Elvis Radio studio smack dab in the middle of Graceland Plaza, is it hard to stay focused when you’re on the air?
It’s got to be in the mix just because it’s “Memphis, Tennessee.” Hearing that song when your feet are on the ground in Memphis is even more special than hearing it when you’re not here.
It’s perfect for this year, especially because the Memphis Boys and Chips Moman are getting the American Studios marker this year, which is long overdue. Elvis fan Catherine Blaufuss fromLos Angeles, California, took the Hound Dog Tour on August 10, 2014. When stopping in the Jungle Room the tablet offers a photo of a tiny Lisa Marie chilling on that tiki-tastic couch. Just when you thought it was over, those who opt for the Platinum or VIP tour get access to the Archive Studio. The highlight, however, was a stop at the site of Lauderdale Courts, and a visit inside the Presley family’s old apartment. Fan favorite Kevin Mills snagged the win, his house-shaking version of “An American Trilogy” helping him secure a spot in the semifinals, which drops on Tuesday. So you could put a bunch of stuff from the American sessions on this list, but I think “Suspicious Minds” takes the cake.
Loved that and loved coming out of the game and seeing Eli Williams, who is one of our favorite ETAs, by chance singing in the [ballpark] courtyard.
A video icon appears on your screen giving you the option to watch a home movie of a young Elvis walking through that very room.
Visit the display of Priscilla’s wedding dress, and you can use your tablet to simultaneously watch actual footage of she and Elvis exchanging vows. Housed in its own facility just behind the mansion, the theater-like setting allows guests the opportunity to get a close look at Elvis items not available on the tour.


Facing the riders, and armed with a guitar and a vintage-style microphone, the guide dishes out historic music facts while jamming to related music. In pucker-up tradition, many of the female visitors left lipstick prints on Elvis’s bedroom wall.
But it’s exciting for us when Elvis fans come in, because it’s like a family reunion, all of these people who we’ve met through the years are here together. You know, there are a lot of different events and a lot of things going on, but it’s the people and the energy. There’s a big part of the Elvis Week crowd that were raised on rock, and Elvis represents that.
You might see a briefcase housing an incredibly early version of a mobile phone and professional photographs with Elvis’s own handwriting sweeping across the back of each picture.
And after our broadcast is done things begin to wind down to a certain level, and it’s still going on into the night. It’s funny, because we were listening to punk rock and going to all of the clubs on the Sunset Strip, and listening to Elvis. Every time I go there’s different stuff I didn’t see the time before, and I enjoy that as a fan.
Movie trailers, audio interview clips, Elvis TV appearances, live concert footage and more take the tour to unprecedented heights.
When everything does wind down and you step onto Elvis Presley Boulevard, you see all of the tributes, and you still see thousands of people with candles at 2 a.m. But I think when that comes across on the radio, people realize how much is going on and how many people are there. They raise money throughout the year, and they make these annual presentations to various charities, most of them Memphis based.
Most of those people don’t live here, and spend a lot of time throughout the year raising money for St. It’s different kinds of people from all around the world, and it’s a great example of people looking past their differences to focus on something they love.



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