Tupelo, Mississipi: Home to Elvis

Connie is a member of the Elvis fan club. She spends her time at Tupelo Hardware, the store where Elvis received his first guitar.

According to the Elvis lore, on Elvis’ 11th birthday, he entered the store with his mom, Gladys. Elvis wanted a gun. Gladys wanted to buy him a bike. The two compromised with a guitar.

When Elvis was handed that guitar, he, according to Connie, simply stated: “that’ll be alright.” The rest is Elvis, and music, history.

Tupelo, Mississippi. November 28, 2017.

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