Mike in Memphis
Eastwood Guitars CEO Mike Robinson is currently in the U.S. and took time to visit some legendary rock'n'roll places. Check out our blog for the full story and photos.
Here at Eastwood Guitars we love Rock'n'Roll, and its history continues to inspire us - after all, so many of our models are directly inspired by the instruments played by our heroes, from Link Wray to DEVO to Jack White, and many others.
It was only natural that, after spending 2 days with Dennis Fano and crew in Nashville, where he visited the new Eastwood Guitars/ Novo showroom, Eastwood Guitars CEO Mike Robinson headed over to Memphis for a few days. How could he resist the temptation to visit the birthplace of Rock'n'Roll?
"Stopping in to tour Sun Studios was really interesting. It's known worldwide as “The Birthplace of Rock’n’roll”. and the guided tour was excellent, the studio itself is still operational today. Funny to hear that initially, Sam Philips thought Elvis Presley was "boring"."
Record shopping was a must...
"After that," Mike continues, "we [Mike and his wife] went over Graceland. Neither of us have ever been Elvis Presley fans, but I highly recommend this visit. It really gives you a snapshot in time of who Elvis really was and how he liked to live his live when not in the spotlight. Crazy but VERY cool. Now I wish I would have known him."
Elvis lived like a king...
Elvis playroom. Live like a king, play like a king.
Elvis final resting place. R.I.P.
Mike's U.S. road trip goes on so he couldn't stay for too long, but it seems this brief visit to Memphis was enough to change his mind about The King...
"We are continuing our westward adventure today, but this morning we'll have Elvis on the radio, and give his music another chance..."