The Grammys, Part 2: All Shook Up

The Grammys, Part 2: All Shook Up

Grace Shu
Feb 8, 2008
[ Photos by Philip Greenspun ]

You would think that The King of Rock n' Roll would have won at least eighteen Grammys during his reign. But really, Elvis only won three Grammys during his career, and they had nothing to do with rock n' roll--they were all for gospel recordings! What the...? Some claim that it's because the Grammys didn't really get going until after Elvis had a few hits; but we think it has more to do with the fact that no one really knows how winners get picked anyway. But no worries, Elvis got something better than a case full of Grammys: His house, Graceland.

Graceland was given the status of National Historic Landmark, and is considered the most recognized home in America after The White House. Check out these great photos taken by Philip Greenspun during his trip to Elvis' Graceland:

The Jungle Room

The Basement--check out the matching upholstery and wallpaper!

Detail of the living room, with a monogrammed glass sculpture on the coffee table, and a portrait of Elvis heading up the stairs.

For more photos and a great review/story on Graceland, check out Philip Greenspun's blog.

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