NASHVILLE, Tenn.--When people think of the Beatles coming to America, they usually conjure up images of The Ed Sullivan Show and screaming teenage girls chasing the Fab Four on the streets of New York.
But here in Music City, there's something else to commemorate the earliest stages of the British Invasion: the fact that the first American Beatles 7-inch record was produced by United Record Pressing--then, as now, one of the largest makers of vinyl in the world.
JACKSON, Tenn.--What a week.
I am running on fumes as the Road Trip 2008 odometer hits 2,000 miles even.
I've spent the last week or so almost entirely in Tennessee and Kentucky, visiting some of the most interesting factories, museums, distilleries, and other destinations in the region.
At 1,000 miles, I was on Interstate 65 on my way to visit Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala. I made it there and had a great time getting a taste of the astronaut training primer that more than half a million kids have gotten over the years. As well, … Read more
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--This weekend, I'll be heading to Nashville, Tenn., as part of Road Trip 2008, and I need your help, dear readers, to figure out what I should go and check out.
I'm already planning to visit the Parthenon there, and I have at least one music-industry destination already on the agenda.
But now I'm looking for something to visit that fits into the theme of Road Trip--it's got to be something photogenic and have a technology, business, science, or military angle.
I've never been to Nashville before, and I know that there's … Read more