It took 13 years, billions of dollars, complicated machinery, and scientists from several countries to map the human genome. Mapping the Elvis genome -- trying to identify all the genuine and all the crazy that the man has spawned and thus now make up his essence -- might never get done. Isn't it great?
In August 2007, expect a big to-do to mark the 30th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death. The week of January 8th, Elvis' birthday, there will be lots to do, too. On Friday, January 5th, from 8 p.m. to midnight, there will be a dance at Graceland Plaza with music spun by DJ Argo from Elvis Radio. On Saturday, January 6th, at 8 p.m. at the Cannon Center, it's the Memphis Symphony Orchestra's annual Elvis Birthday Pops concert, featuring Terry Mike Jeffrey and the Imperials. Get some birthday cake at the official pronouncement of Elvis Presley Day at Graceland on Monday, January 8th, at 9 a.m., and then head down to Beale Street to the Superior Restaurant for a party and luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. hosted by D&N's Elvis Presley Fan Club. Later that day, from 5 to 7 p.m., it's the popular scavenger hunt back at Graceland.
Elvis Presley's Birthday. For a complete list of events and more information, go to elvis.com.