Crown Electric Co. – Where Elvis Drove A Truck

The former location of Crown Electric Copany in Memphis, where Elvis Presley worked before hitting it big.

The former location of Crown Electric Copany in Memphis, where Elvis Presley worked before hitting it big.

475 N. Dunlap, Memphis, TN.

Elvis started working at Crown Electric in Memphis in April, 1954. He was often described as being a “truck driver” before making it big, however the truth was he just drove a Crown Electric truck delivering materials to electricians on the job. It was during this time period that Elvis would team up with Scotty Moore and Bill Black and go on to record “That’s All Right” and change music history. Today, the site of Crown Electric is occupied by the Southern Steel Company.

Required Listening:

  1. That’s Alright
  2. Baby, Let’s Play House
  3. Mystery Train
  4. Blue Moon Of Kentucky
  5. My Happiness



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Map of Crown Electric