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.
BBC Explores Elvis' YouthOctober 14, 2009 | Other
Judy_Fairytale wrote on October 15, 2009
This should be a fascinating insight into his early life....I can't wait!!
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on October 15, 2009
I look forward to it !
loftmanuk wrote on October 15, 2009
Always good to have thing like this being made. The only thing that worries me is will they be able to find anybody. The years are rolling on and how many people who knew Elvis will actually still be with us. Still I wish them luck.
al shookup wrote on October 15, 2009
I don't think they will have a problem finding people who CLAIM they knew Elvis even if the didn't. When I was in Memphis in 1987 with a local radio station it was fairly obvious that taxi drivers, cafe owners etc claimed they knew Elvis well in the early days but it always felt as thow they were spinning a yarn and had convinced themselves it was true.
pasa-ryu wrote on October 17, 2009
look foward to watching this bbc programme in 2010.(seems very intresting indeed?)