Norah Jones inspired by Elvis

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 April 2012
Norah Jones

Norah Jones

Norah Jones finds inspiration for her music from Elvis Presley and his Graceland home in Memphis, Tennessee

Norah Jones says everyone should visit Elvis Presley's Graceland home at least once in their lives for inspiration.

The 33-year-old musician is a huge fan of the late 'King of Rock 'n' Roll' and going to his mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, and the city itself inspires her songs.

She said: "I love it in Memphis. It's the most amazing city full of warm people and great food.

"Everybody should visit Elvis' home Graceland once in their lives and while they're at it they should take a trip to the Sun Records museum. It's the record label that launched Elvis, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis."

Norah - the daughter of legendary Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar - is more inspired by artists from the 50s and 60s than modern musicians.

And the 'Happy Pills' singer often dreams of hosting her idols at a dinner party.

She said: "I'm really inspired by other music and musicians. My fantasy dinner party would include Willie Nelson, Ray Charles and Billie Holiday. They're just some of the people I look up to. I have about 50 musical icons."

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