Tuscaloosa Alabama Has Deep Ties To Elvis Presley
I don't think I have ever met anyone who hasn't heard the name Elvis Presley. We have all heard the name and the music that has made Elvis Presley a legendary performer.
So why is this name coming back into the limelight?
Well tomorrow, Thursday, June 23rd, the movie “Elvis” hits our area theaters. A day earlier than most cities! This is slated as the most anticipated summer movie of 2022.
Let's talk Elvis.
Elvis was a man that was hailed as a rebellious performer. He was even labeled as a sexual exhibitionist onstage. His dance moves were definitely risque for the times. People have described his music as African-American-inspired. His sound crossed the race lines and influenced many.
So has our area ever been a stomping ground for the Legend we call Elvis?
The answer is yes.
Elvis has performed at the Tuscaloosa Memorial Coliseum, which is now called The Coleman Coliseum. In 1971, 1975, and lastly in 1976. Each show was sold out.
Where did he stay when he was here? Well upon doing some digging, researching, and plain old asking around, Elvis apparently chose the Ramada Inn on Skyland Blvd. Of course, no one is sure which room it was but… employees believe it would have been room 215.
I believe I may have to book an overnight stay in room 215. To be able to spend time where the Legend Elvis may have slept while in Tuscaloosa is not something I can pass up.
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