Eight Iconic Music Cities | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Music is a cornerstone of all of our lives, whether it's a song playing on the radio during the morning drive to work, an intimate gig with 100 people on the top floor of a pub, or a festival in a muddy field at the height of summer.

Memphis's Top Ten Music Sites

Mike Gerrard | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

With two new Hall of Fame museums opening in Memphis in 2015 - the Memphis Music Hall of Fame (above) and the Blues Hall of Fame - Memphis now has even more music attractions to entertain the music-mad visitor.

Selma and Other Civil Rights Sites

Mike Gerrard | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mike Gerrard

It's about 50 miles from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama, and it's 50 years this year since civil rights supporters made that walk three times. The release of the movie Selma tells the story of those walks, with David Oyelowo as civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jnr.

Flying Saucer Spotted In US

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Tech

A small white disc-shaped 'UFO has been caught flying over Memphis, Tennessee. The white or grey object appears to be too fast moving to be anythin...

'Memphis' Lives in the West End

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 26.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Memphis is truly the definition of a triple threat musical. David Bryan delivers an awesomescore of huge numbers and melodies that really soar off the stage. Each song is a moment within itself while still allowing the performers to showcase their mind-blowing vocal abilities.

Ten Historic US Hotels

Mike Gerrard | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

From Southern plantation homes to buildings that feature on city tours, there are US hotels that are definitely places to see as well as to stay in.

Happy Birthday Elvis!

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

Happy Birthday Elvis! Had he lived, the King of Rock 'n' Roll would have been 79 years old today. Presley was born on 8 January in Tupelo, Missi...

Get Your Kicks: The Top Ten Songs That Inspired Me to Discover America

Mike Gerrard | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mike Gerrard

I've driven bits of Route 66, gone walking in Memphis, been 90 miles out of Atlanta by sundown and seen the cathedral mountains of Colorado. Of my top ten songs for inspiring travel in the USA, I've experienced nine of them personally. But, so far at least, I've only been to Carolina in my mind.

Elvis, The Beatles, and Me

Mike Gerrard | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

The real flamboyance is over the road at Graceland, however, where the tours are self-guided with headphones. You're encouraged to tour briskly, as this National Historic Landmark is one of the most-visited private homes in the USA, but there's no problem if you want to linger longer somewhere.

Happy Birthday Elvis!

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK

Happy Birthday Elvis! Had he lived, the king of rock n' roll would have been 78 years old today. Presley was born on January 8 in Tupelo, Miss...

Elvis Presley's Bible To Go Under The Hammer

Barcroft Media | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK

A bible owned and inscribed by Elvis Presley is one of 100 items being auctioned to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the king of rock n' roll's dea...