View Full Version : BBC explores Elvis' youth in Tupelo

10-13-2009, 07:22 PM
This sounds interesting (y)

In preparation for a six-part radio series on Elvis Presley, the BBC will be in Tupelo this month to interview locals who knew the rock 'n' roll icon during his childhood.

BBC employees will be in Tupelo on Oct. 29-30, searching for Presley's former schoolmates, neighbors, friends, shop owners, restaurateurs and others who knew or met him.

They also plan to interview those who remember Presley's parents, Gladys and Vernon.

The BBC plans to broadcast the series around the world over the BBC Web site in January.

Presley was born in Tupelo on Jan. 8, 1935. He and his parents moved to Memphis when he was 13. He died on Aug. 16, 1977.


10-13-2009, 07:34 PM
It does.............why not do a tv programme instead though?

10-13-2009, 08:06 PM
No idea debtbruno but this is what we'll get :king:

kathy parkinson
10-13-2009, 08:42 PM
Well, it's better than nothing i suppose.

10-13-2009, 09:00 PM
Yes that's true Kathy

10-13-2009, 10:48 PM
Well, it's better than nothing i suppose.

I agree kathy..its a start! :D


Trelane P
10-14-2009, 12:25 PM
Great job. Wish I worked at the BBC and had that assignment.

10-14-2009, 01:11 PM
Some people just have the best jobs don`t they?!!...imagine getting paid to go to Tupelo and make a documentary!...that`s gotta be up there with my dreams of winning the lottery!!
I kind of like the idea of a radio documentary about Elvis.... used to love them when I was a kid and just getting into Elvis....had them all taped an` everything!

10-14-2009, 04:37 PM
Well, it's better than nothing i suppose.
I Agree whit you:blush: