(Excerpt From: Peter Guralnick. “Last Train to Memphis”)
Elvis was “crazy about music”. At the age of 18 he hitchhiked 240 miles with just a dime in his pocket to enter a Country Music contest. Through hard work and dedication to his passion he became an overnight sensation by the age of 22. Now considered a legend in American culture, his Graceland house in Memphis is visited by 600,000 tourists annually, second only to the White House.