We all know the story of Gladys & Elvis walking into Tupelo Hardware to buy a gun and walking out with a guitar that would change American music forever. Tupelo Hardware is located at 114 West Main St. You can stand in the same spot at the same counter where a young boy bought his first guitar. The smell of the old hardware store is worth the visit as much as the history of what took place there.
Listen to the account of Mr. Bobo himself re-tell the story of Elvis and the guitar.
This is the way Elvis remembered the story.
Meet Connie Tullos – a member of the Tupelo Elvis Fan Club – and let her tell you the story of Elvis and Tupelo Hardware.