dealchecker's guide to Memphis

If you ask what people associate with Memphis, you will almost certainly get a multitude of answers. The most common answer will be the city's association with Elvis Presley. His Graceland mansion can be found to the south of the city. Even if you are not a fan of the legendary singer, a visit to Graceland is a must as it is a fascinating insight into the music and life of one of America's most iconic indivudals.

Others will point to the wider music scene that has come out of the city. You can tour Sun Studios where many a famous musician has recorded and sung some of the most well known songs in history. You can sample that music at one of the many bars in downtown Memphis. Whilst there, why not sample some great southern cooking and enjoy the Tennessee hospitiality

Memphis is also the place where Martin Luthur King was assasinated. The Lorraine Motel, where this great man was shot has been turned into a museum and is a must for any visitor into the city to understand the passions and tension that were around in the sixties throughout the southern states of the USA