ELVIS WEEK 2021 (Day 3) Touring Elvis Presley's MEMPHIS Never Before Seen Locations

ELVIS WEEK 2021 (Day 3) Touring Elvis Presley's MEMPHIS Never Before Seen Locations

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all right so you just did a four hour tour with me and the spa guy mm-hmm what did you think of it first it was very interesting we learned a lot of stuff that we didn't even know saw places we didn't know where they were didn't even know what happened in memphis so it was very nice so it was it worth it yeah it was worth it yeah for sure so now you just here the tiger man karate dojo and museum tell me about your experience here that was great as well i did not know that elvis was like that much into karate and everything well it just showed you he's a real person you forget he's so big you forget he was a real person like everybody else yeah and that's our goal is to show people that he was a human being just like oh yeah for sure yeah he just achieved something and put him at a superstar level oh yeah okay so right now you're actually standing in the same place that the pitcher behind you was captured how does that make you feel oh it makes me feel great my grandma would be amazed right now yeah she would yeah wow so would you recommend people to come and check us out i definitely would we'll recommend it all week yeah july the 1st 1954 which been on thursday elvis and dixie left her house down here we feel like they would have come to that side of the park but they came down here to do something very specific and that was on june the 30th of 1954 uh the blackwood brothers airplane crashed and it killed r.w blackwood and bill lyles so elvis after work on a thursday night came to dixie's house they walked down to gaston park and cried on a bench in this park about each bench we don't know there's a bench down there but that is more modern i've been over there look there's you know you can't tell i mean that was a long time all right and um but but to give you a timeline blackwood brothers died on june the 30th which would have been a wednesday on uh july the 1st which would have been a thursday they come to gaston park and cry on a park bench on friday they go to ellis auditorium to the blackwood brothers funeral on saturday um elvis um dixie leaves to go to the beach for two weeks with her family that afternoon or during that day scotty moore and sam phillips and marion have a meeting at taylor's cafe about elvis so uh because elvis had been in a lot of people don't know this but elvis had actually been to memphis recording service and recorded a ballad that he couldn't do justice to and it didn't work so sam thought maybe i will put you with some people so he asked scotty if he would be interested in auditioning elvis he said he was he slid the phone number over or marion did slid the phone number over to him at a table in taylor's cafe which is right by next to sun studios now but it was by the way that's an aside but it was never sun studios it was memphis recording service and it was sun records the reason it's sun studios and this is completely off the subject is because shelby singleton bought sun records they can't call it that they have to call it sun studios because that's not the same thing so anyway that's a complete aside so on uh saturday he gets a phone call from scotty asking him to come to his house on july the 4th on at 12 o'clock on sunday afternoon in audition he goes to scotty's house in auditions and plays him songs that night he calls sam and he tells sam what did you think he said well he was alright he knew a lot of songs he said well do you think it's worth bringing him in and trying to record something with him yeah i do so they all work monday during the day monday night they go to memphis recording service and record that's all right mama the version you hear today so on a thursday elvis was crying in a park the next thursday his record is played on whbq red hot and blue that's a fact eight days from the time that he was crying on the park bench right over there to the time his record was played on whbq red hot and blue and he started becoming very famous that was eight days from the day he was in this park does that blow your mind yeah i love timelines you know what happened on these days yeah there's two other things involved in this story all right okay they used to go to church together and then they used to sneak out of that church to go to another church to listen if we have time we'll show you where those are at awesome yeah we got it all right back on the bus did you like that yeah sure this sticks up weird looking thing her shop was somewhere along right in there there's also a photo of elvis when he went in the army you know they they went to two different places they went over off of get well at kennedy they came over here and did some paperwork upstairs which was to the left of where her shop is so those photos you see of elvis walking out and getting on a bus in town happened on the other side of that so it was federal credit then the candidate then the army induction stuff happened right there on the right and then when you go down where the door here it was a uh uh like a pharmacy that they developed photographs so a lady was here to bring it it was here and here you know it was all this and elvis would come in here and play pinball yep and so the lady was here with her film to get it developed and she had one photograph left and took a photograph of a kid on a bicycle went in and dropped her film off years later she's looking through her pictures and just wait a minute that's elvis and that's how that photo came up it's only been out about 10 years and so i just saw your show about the restoration of that yeah yeah yeah and in order to to be able to figure that out it took those two photographs so you know a lot of people go why didn't grayson figure it out well they didn't have the two photographs that's one of the reasons it required both of them there was enough clues in the two of them for me to figure it out but that definitely no doubt happened right there one two three okay all right trade is fantastic yeah we just started i know it i know what we have a lot more to go you know i don't think there's anything like this in memphis that just specifically targets or deals with elvis presley's you know background and history well it's just fascinating and i appreciate you guys coming and touring with us and you know our goal is to tell tell the true things about elvis and show him as a human being and show where he grew up and his life i mean absolutely everybody loves learning about him let's learn about his true life yeah because he is more fascinating than what white people know absolutely and thank you to you and billy for all that you do because uh there's gonna be a generation from now that's not even gonna have a clue if if this wasn't you know like right now with my kid my daughter got married at grace at the chapel in the woods and so we kind of introdu she she said daddy i want to get married at graceland and i go okay well let's see if we can make that work and we did but uh through that we've kind of started following your videos and billy's videos and uh you know to to come to today and to see all this stuff it they've become bringing it to life now yeah and i talk about it and seeing the videos that you guys put on and then i send them to them and they're getting exposed to it so it's just yeah absolutely it's making them a bigger fan yeah that's awesome and they're going that's elvis he was pretty good he had some good words sticking with words that you can understand you know today's music horrible stories yeah kudos to you guys for putting this on so others should try it right oh absolutely 100 percent what would be a high number he searched and searched and searched it was actually trey that really figured it out because i spent a lot of time on it trying to figure it out and do aerials and trey spent a lot of time on it and that's absolutely a fact we came here because he figured it out and said hey i know where it's at and then i see the fire plug in the picture the bushes help me yeah there was an l-shaped bush in front of their house well how do you feel spy guy i feel good but you knew that i would [Music] huh [Music] found here they have no clue what's going on you know they're historical so that's really awesome all right guys so what are we doing out here at a family dollar right here where this family dollar is unfortunately memphis tennessee destroyed american sound studios where elvis recorded suspicious minds long long black limousine all these great songs that kind of that brought him back and energized him that building was right here guys i'm going to show you a picture of it right now it was right here on this land once upon a time in elvis's life this was american sounds elvis rock and road inside here in the 70s and now it's a named family dollar thank you memphis what are you thinking house was so elvis lived over there he lived here and then we're going to take you to lauderdale so right here to the end of this building the edge of this building is in that photograph this building right here so the house was literally in that parking lot it was right there yeah yeah what was the purpose of vaping so much i didn't understand why did they move so much i pour you use your money yeah they moved they moved 21 times in 21 years in the first 21. they moved 13 times in 13 years in in tupelo yeah well we say he was poor he wasn't kind of poor he was poor that's a fact vernon was staying one step ahead of the collector right it sounds like yeah i'm sure they were juggling money like a lot of people so right here we had a request for pop tunes where this marathon station is where the gas pumps are where that guy's sitting literally on the sidewalk was the front of pontoons that was the building right there it was where elvis would buy some records it's not the only place but if you look to the right you see that brown building you see that green historical marker it tries to tell you that that building is pop tunes but that is not factual another elvis myth another myth busted by the spy guy that's right that's right yeah but we're up against time on these things guys you know trying to capture things before they're gone yeah how did you like a three hour tour with me in the spy guy i'm frank oviack i've traveled over 2000 miles away from massachusetts and uh i'm psyched i've been watching you guys on your channel trey and spa guys for about a year and uh i knew about this found out about it so i decided finally i'm going to get in on the first tour and it just went real smooth it flew by uh it was unbelievable then you come to a nice cool museum and see all the stuff and everything and uh yeah you guys have a lot of knowledge and i thought i knew a lot but well now i know more so we lived up to the height oh yeah yeah absolutely it's a it's a great value it was comfortable the bus was nice and cool and uh yeah it's just everything went smoothly perfectly on time yep i'd highly recommend it so in the video you'll see they'll do a pan right here you'll see that there's people from here to the wall and past that wall that one here all the way there all the way the whole length of the building and elvis is standing here addressing him in the middle of the road congress wants him to know that he didn't get injured doing karate so he actually is showing them he he tears his bandage off his hand and then takes his sock off watch this that's why you see the sock so that ambulance came through one of those two doors right there to go to graceland so this is elvis presley boulevard so they would have come out of there and turned right and gone there and according to i have the 911 tape i'll play it for you when we're at the dojo it took seven minutes from here to to graceland or i'm telling you wrong took eight minutes from here to graceland but what's ironic or crazy is from graceland to baptist seven minutes or eight minutes almost exactly the same amount of time and this is a lot closer just look for me when i'm back yeah both sides here comes another comes another one well we're good now all right tell me again so if you can imagine the amulets leaving here and then turning right right here and heading aggressive and the reason we know the time is on the the 9-1-1 recording he actually gives his time out 22-33 uh i think he said 22-40 so seven minutes from here to graceland and then it was they were in the house about eight minutes and then it was about eight minutes from graceland back to baptist hospital which you saw where we were at baptist way downtown so it's a good ways from here so they had that truck in the wind billy what time was that fun fall uh 2 23 is when it was dispatched 2 33 in the afternoon that's when the call came to the fire station [Music] middle making dinner and i just stopped i mean i just couldn't i was just watching it i i don't know it's just an awe over it it was just amazing i appreciate that we couldn't believe we were actually seeing it because you know i bought the poster when i was a kid in 1977 not having any idea i would ever see it much less would have it in my possession and uh and on top of that never knew i would have a place to actually show it but it's you know it's it all just came together it's pretty pretty crazy it's a little emotionally overwhelming to see it yeah yes ma'am most people on the tour i i i turn and look at them and it's a it's an emotional moment you know a lot of people cry definitely it definitely hits you if you're an elvis man about two months it was it was about two months because it took time to do the paperwork and all that kind of stuff i think he was he was in all let's see august september october august september october i think they moved him in november from memory did he move because someone was going to steal his body yeah i think that and look this pure speculation i have no proof but i think vernon set that up to try to urge the city to let him move the body i put to this way there was four people supposedly involved in it and i found one of them and when i wanted to interview him he was he wouldn't interview unless i paid him and i'm not paying some money for an interview because that's huge the truth you know and so i just told him no but i could not the other two two of the other guys are dead the other one i just couldn't find but he had a real a real standard name so right here on the left you see this sign right here that is where the trailer place was that the double wide came from that billy and joe ended up living in but we'll talk about that in the museum i'll show you the uh the information on the provenance but that was where the trailer place was so we've made it back to the tiger man karate dojo museum yeah august 16th 1977. he was 42. and

the the thing where they say that gladys died at 42 is a myth she was 46. yeah she was uh several years older than vernon she was a cougar [Laughter] clearly wasn't she 21 and he was 17 when they got married yes and and she said that she was 18 and he was 21 on the marriage too because they couldn't get married that's right and they got married in verona i haven't told trey this i actually talked to a lady that her grandfather was the uh magistrate at the time he was the one that actually married him and that they did factually get married in that place in verona where we filmed where we filmed yes yep we're back that was a great choice [Applause] hey it doesn't do us any good to do these tours if people don't want to see this or to make these videos if y'all don't watch so did you learn more about elvis than never before oh yeah yes we appreciate it we thought we had seen all the sights around memphis evidently we did how many did we cover today i don't know about 21 at least maybe more yeah what i love to do is timelines where you can get to a place and go this happened this day this happened right that really opens up the history and tells you a lot about it it makes you see it differently yeah yeah yeah yeah i mean that's how our lives are you know just that time it really does yeah what do you think of the tour today i loved it i thought it was very interesting everybody lived in memphis should go through it absolutely so you recommend it i highly recommend it i appreciate it all the sites i lived here all my life and many sites i've never seen or even knew it was great you're going to see a lot of places that you're never going to see on another tour i think the only one place anybody knows about would be lauderdale lakes or courts but every place else is unless you've been watching the spa guys videos you have never seen any of these places and there are a couple of surprises so definitely we always love elvis well what did you think of the tiger man karate dojo and museum oh it's great too um it's got a lot of stuff in here that uh you have never seen before it's got a couple things you have seen that you can sit on and so it's a great place well it was great because we've seen a lot of the videos from your show and from uh from his show and then to see it to come to life but not only that having y'all tell us the stories and adding to it that really just made it real to us this is my second time touring the museum we came the first week it opened and you've added some stuff already since then and the admission is crazy cheap and it's just a good experience and i would say anybody in memphis has not done memphis unless they come here hey i appreciate that will you be back absolutely fourth time good time maybe i loved it i enjoyed all the history the things i never knew about before he was famous and that's what i wanted to know that all the interesting inter things that he had done before he got big and just all the things that led up but before he got big so what'd you think about the tiger man crowded dojo oh i love it i love it i love all the stuff that you were able to get and all to see the things that we've never seen before was it worth a trip for michigan oh yeah 12 hours to be at the tiger man yes sir you just took a three-hour tour with me and the spa guy today how did you like seeing all these elvis locations yes i i enjoyed the trip and learned a lot about elvis i didn't never know have you been an elvis fan for a while oh yes why are you an elvis fan i don't know i liked his singing especially uh his the time he was in in hawaii oh you lied when he was in hawaii that's awesome man he comes over my house and he walk we watch my tv big screen tv with a surround sound but he does not like to see him the late when he's overweight well i don't want to see that i wanted to see him [Music] at his finest exactly when he was at that peak yes so you just went in the tiger man karate dojo and museum how did you like our place here oh yes i i enjoyed it i i didn't know he was uh i never knew he was good i never knew anything was that good good and karate you just learned a whole new history of elvis today so i heard you telling someone that you've just had or you're having a birthday coming up yes how young will you be i would never believe that man i've watched you all day today 75. you're lying to me you're not going to be 95.

well i'm so happy that you joined us today and that you were able to experience our our tour and learn a little bit more about elvis yeah i got a lot of exercise on this trip too hey i watched you jump up and down off that bus man you know i hope that i can make it to 95 and if i can i want to be like you man i really do so thank you man yeah exactly so you've been hanging out in the tiger gym i have what do you think about hanging out you know what as soon as i sat down i can totally understand why he would love this because furniture now is not comfortable and this stuff it's it's got character and it's super comfortable and i love the phones that was just one of those added little touches to me i was like to get to feel like you're sitting in in the the same places he did to me that's just like that's what you know billy and not families in baltimore maryland really that's what we picked up he has a video on his youtube show and uh that means it's the actual from the whitco so cool i mean yeah and yeah and you wonder because elvis could have picked from anything that he wanted for his house yeah just makes you wonder makes you wonder like what it was that that drew him to this as opposed to you know something else and probably when he learned that they chainsawed carved yeah well you know there's a story that vernon saw it and told him not to buy it and that's why he bought it i thought he like he liked it because of the hawaii feel to it right hated it i told him not to buy it yeah it seems like that was always the case where they were saying yeah don't let elvis go here because he's going to buy something that we don't want burning was not about that you'll learn something here a little bit that you'll enjoy to share on youtube i'm gonna turn that music off that background music may get you but pat and i built most of this ourselves now we had some help we were like we were like this joined it yeah for a long time i bet and my wife actually got mad with me because i was here you know she she said um you know we didn't talk about you being gone so much and i said you know i didn't know because pat and i discussed it our idea was to hire people to do it well we figured out that that wasn't going to happen that wasn't going to happen literally like the worst time that you could have yeah probably but we worked about five days a week for six months in here and to transform it from a machine shop to what you see oh yeah well i walked in i just hung my head yeah he he kind of looked at it when are we really gonna be able to do this i didn't know he was thinking that but you know i could see believe it or not i could see all this in my head we just had to make it happen and you know what elvis would have made it happen if elvis would have decided one day i want to bring this thing back i would have so yeah i mean that's a fact that's that's the spirit of doing this that's right and we started the first thing we did was block this room out because i knew this was going to be the museum so we painted it all black and that was really probably the very first thing then we started tearing walls out up front and uh and doing stuff like that that pinball machine by the way you've seen the pinball machine and we'll turn it on and let you play it but that is the exact pinball man that elvis he actually had it originally in his office upstairs and the smith boys that are here that lived at graceland at the time and we'll if you'd like to talk to them we'll talk to you yeah we i talked to billy a little bit ago well or a memphis mafia academy damn yeah and uh so danny they lived there and they would play this pinball machine in elvis office and i think it was too loud so they sent it down to the racquetball court oh originally that was upstairs in his office elvis loved pinball the photo with elvis the bicycle on poplar you know by the telephone pole yeah he was there he would play pinball in that in that pharmacy that's why he was there that's great yeah he loved pinball elvis did then we've got some stuff this is uh from the smith family right here this car was elvis's car when he was a child and after he outgrew it aunt gladys passed it down to billy that is elvis's car that's a 39 model tootsie toy that is a number 148 that's a six inch jumbo sedan is what they call it it had wooden wheels that was elvises when he was a kid and he probably didn't have too many toys no but billy got three items from him he got that and two trucks that are um that are you know vintage yeah 30s early 40s then i got to get a fun one after this all right do the fun one look at me bounce i love it i love that it goes beyond elvis you guys have the actual history of the karate and the people that taught elvis so it's a little bit more of uh you know you can see all elvis stuff at graceland which is awesome but here you can kind of go a little bit into a different world and you guys have such a conglomeration of different people's collections that it's not all the same type of thing and it's not just all you know merchandise of elvis that was put out you guys actually have some really cool stories attached to the memorabilia and i love that especially like the business cards and stuff like that the story of how he was signing someone else's business card and then you guys have that card with his signature i love that kind of stuff well like you said you're a youtuber a lot of people that's watching this probably have watched you before and that means you've gone to a lot of museums i've done in the last five years that you have we're about our one of our slogans is experience the history how do we add up to some of these museums i'll tell you it's one of the best that i've seen that isn't um the family members running it um or or like i would say i say like the james dean museum the jimmy stewart museum those are phenomenal because their family members said hey we'll give you everything and let you put it in there that's so rare you're never gonna get graceland to say hey guys you can have everything of ellison put up they can't even do that so you guys have the the kind of cool idea where you can hand pick what you're doing and what you're showing and you know you have the the karate dojo in addition to the ambulance you're mixing two different worlds of elvis history and i think that really brings people in plus even though i didn't show it on my vlog you guys have like waylon jennings stuff and jerry lee lewis and i thought the stories with like the wayland jennings belt buckle in there was incredible so i really enjoyed the museum as a matter of fact so will jordan the lion return i will be i will be back um actually very soon because you guys inform me that you do karate classes here on the weekend so i think i'm gonna come with my camera and i think i'm gonna vlog where elvis used to do his karate here at the tiger man karate dojo in museum that's right two miles from graceland julian and you have family members of elvis that are here on a consistent basis you have really [Music] deep historians i would say spa guy you i think you guys go deeper than most people that would give a tour anywhere else go i think that's what kind of is cool about being a fan of stuff is that we've been fed for years you know so many of like the same stories repetitively it's cool for people like us to go digging and finding these old crazy photos and these old buildings where things happen and then finding out oh there were stories that really were attached to these places it's not just a one-off photo someone was there with him that has something to tell and you guys are finding it i do the same thing so i i appreciate that so much and when does your shows drop on youtube um it's uh it varies i sometimes i do it three or four times a week right now i'm doing it every day so um right now daily vlogs but generally i try and do at least three videos a week well man i appreciate your time here and coming to the tiger man my pleasure the museum and yeah i guess i'll see you next time you return type that karate that passeroo and if you don't have a ghee and you're saying i can't come participate i can't get a ghee they sell them here no excuse mm-hmm all right man i appreciate it you got it buddy [Music] you

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