There are about 600,000 visitors a year to Graceland, which is owned by his only daughter, Lisa Marie Presley.  The name Graceland comes from the prior owner’s Aunt Grace.  The main house is about 10,000 square feet, sitting on 15 acres that include room for horses, and a whole lot of gift shops.

Elvis saw his star fade in the late 60’s as the Beatles and Rolling Stones led the British Invasion.  He convinced TV executives to reboost his popularity with a 1968 TV special.  More households tuned in to watch Elvis than watch the moon landing a year later.