Elvis Presley frequented at Culpepper's Chicken Shack at 204 Hernando Street, Memphis. Culpepper's Chicken Shack opened in 1932, its clientele was mostly drunks and gamblers, but that soon changed.
Elvis had hitchhiked over from Memphis to be on the stage that night".
"An SGA representative had heard Elvis was available...
and cheap", said Barbara Burnette Pritchett, an MSC student in 1954.
The Chitling Switch Roadrunners were also appearing on the barnyard Follies that night and a year or so later, when they opened for Elvis Presley in their hometown, they swapped stories about that night.
Jim Ed Brown, now a performing member of the Grand Ole Opry, was the star of the Barnyard Follies and remembers Elvis Presley's appearance that night.