Fans share Elvis history

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — Elvis fans stood in long lines at the gates of Graceland to pay their respects to the king of rock and roll.  A candlelight vigil kicks off at 8:30 p.m.

WREG spoke with a man at his home who keeps a special antique as a way to remember Elvis.

“This luggage was made in 1956,”said Lenwood Brown of Memphis.

Brown considers it his most memorable antique.  He helped make it when he worked for a luggage company in the ’50s.  He says the company made millions of cases like it with Presley’s signature.

“He signed all of them,” he said.

Brown initially bought the case for Elvis.

“I told him I wanted him to have it and when I got the case ,he said, ‘No Brown, you keep this. It’s going to mean something to you one day. Just keep it,'” Brown said.

He says keeping it was worth it.  A lot of his friends and family ask about it, and some want to take it home with them.

“There’s people that come to look at it that know about it and they’ll come and look at it. I got friends in Detroit. They want to carry it back to Detroit, but that was a no no,” he said.

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