Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats arrive in Memphis with a damaged amp. Hear what happened next at Sun Studio, the birthplace of rock 'n' roll.

Robert R. Church, Sr., Memphis’ first African-American millionaire, helps to develop Beale Street as a center for black culture. Explore America’s most iconic street by day or night.

The Peabody opens, beginning a 150-year tradition of hospitality, people-watching and ducks that march on cue. Watch the ducks, then linger for a cocktail or an overnight stay.

Memphis is founded by three entrepreneurs, including future U.S. President Andrew Jackson, along the Mississippi River. It’s still a good spot to dream up big ideas—or stroll, kayak, watch a sunset...


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