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CEO Jack Soden Talks About Opening Graceland to the Public on New Graceland Beat Podcast

June 19, 2012

Download Episode #82 of the Graceland Beat Podcast and hear Elvis Presley Enterprises CEO Jack Soden talk about the planning and preparations that went on behind-the-scenes of opening Graceland to the public. On June 7, 1982, around 3,000 fans paid the $5 admission fee for the opportunity to be the first to experience the place that the King of Rock 'n' Roll called home. Soden tells stories about the first day and how fans traveled from around the world to visit Graceland. Over the past 30 years, Graceland has been visited by fans, music lovers, political leaders, celebrities and more. Very soon, Graceland will welcome its 18 millionth guest to Elvis’ home since 1982.

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