TUPELO, Miss—The Elvis Presley Birthplace has been named one of Rolling Stone magazine’s Top 52 Rock ‘N Roll Landmarks in America.
“Tupelo is the cradle of rock ‘n roll, where Elvis was born and influenced by gospel music and the blues,” said Neal McCoy, Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director. “He became the international superstar that he was, and still is today, as a result of his humble upbringing in Tupelo, Mississippi. You can’t really know Elvis until you understand where he came from.”
The Elvis Presley Birthplace features an array of exhibits detailing the King of Rock ‘N Roll’s first thirteen years. From the original shotgun shack where he was born, to the childhood church where Elvis first heard gospel music, a visit to the Birthplace both offers visitors a glimpse into a simpler time and puts the extravagance of Graceland into greater perspective.
“Visitors from around the world flock to the Elvis Presley Birthplace each year to see where it all began,” said Dick Guyton, Executive Director of the Elvis Presley Birthplace. “We offer visitors the authentic experience of how life was for Elvis during the thirteen years that he lived in Tupelo.”
Rolling Stone’s list, that includes other Elvis sites like Graceland and Sun Studio, features a litany of significant locations in the history of America’s music. To see the entire list of America’s Rock ‘N Roll Landmarks, visit http://www.rollingstone.com/music/landmarks. For more information on the Elvis Presley Birthplace, visit www.elvispresleybirthplace.com.