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    Humes Middle School (formerly Humes High School) in Memphis, Tenn. Humes High School is located at 659 North Manassas Ave. Elvis Presley attended Humes High School and was in the graduating class of 1953. He was reportedly cut from the football team, but won a talent contest that earned him the respect of his classmates. It is now a middle school.
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    The famous Beale Street in Memphis, Tenn. A visit to Memphis will likely include time on the world-famous Beale Street. One of Elvis' main music influences was "the black R&B he absorbed on historic Beale Street as a Memphis teenager," according to his official website, Elvis.com.
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    Elvis gave his first paid concert at Overton Park July 30, 1954. The shell was renamed Levitt Shell at Overton Park in 2007.
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    Elvis Presley at his home, Graceland, in Memphis, Tenn., in 1957.
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    Guitars at Sun Studio, originally named the Memphis Recording Service, is where Elvis Presley recorded his first record. Elvis first walked in the doors of the Memphis Recording Service Aug. 22, 1953, and recorded there until late 1955, according to his website. It was where he recorded "My Happiness" and "That's Where Your Heartache Begins." It is located at 706 Union Ave in Memphis.
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    Elvis performed several times at Ellis Auditorium, including at a show to benefit Memphis charities in 1961. It's said that this is where he first sold out shows and launched his career.
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    Elvis Presley with his wife, Priscilla, and their newborn baby, Lisa Marie, at the Baptist Hospital at Memphis in February 1968. The hospital is located at 6019 Walnut Grove Rd.
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    Elvis Presley poses for a photo at American Sound Studio with The Memphis Boys, an acclaimed studio band that worked with Elvis on two albums in 1969, in Memphis. Elvis recorded several songs at this studio; the most famous was "Suspicious Minds."
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