Studio B Celebrates Elvis Week

Posted at 7:32 PM, Aug 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 16:48:58-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - This week marks the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death and venues across Music City are celebrating his legacy.

Fans who want to see where the magic happened can head over to Studio B where Elvis spent hundreds of hours recording his hit songs.

Officials say Elvis changed the studio in more ways than one: including completely altering its vibe.

"There used to be fluorescent lights. A lot of studios of that era felt pretty sterile, you'd even have audio engineers wearing lab coat," said Studio B Assistant Manager John Gentile. “In the fifties and sixties with recording studios it felt more like hospitals than a creative area," he added.

To get a better tap in to the emotions of his songs, Elvis had them install colored lights that could be adjusted to reflect the tone of his work.

During his 13-year stay in Nashville, Elvis recorded more than 260 songs including nine number-one country hits.

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