SUMMER, 1956 | Two African-American newspapers in Memphis, The Memphis World and The Tri-State Defender, hailed Elvis as a “Race Man” — not just for his music but also for his indifference to the usual social distinctions. In the summer of 1956, The World reported, “the rock ’n’ roll phenomenon cracked Memphis segregation laws, by attending the Memphis Fairgrounds amusement park during what is designated as ‘Colored Night'.”
( 2016 IN MEMORY OF ★ † ELVIS PRESLEY ♪♫♪♪ Rock & roll / pop / rockabilly / country / blues / gospel / rhythm & blues " Elvis " Flaming Star " ) ★ † ♪♫♪♪ Elvis Aaron Presley - Tuesday, January 08, 1935 - 5' 11¾" - Tupelo, Mississippi, USA. Died; Tuesday, August 16, 1977 (aged of 42) Resting place Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Education. L.C. Humes High School. Occupation: ♫ Singer, actor. Home town Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Cause of death: (cardiac arrhythmia).