New Year's Eve traditions take local twists with unique ball drops
Photo: Hard Rock Cafe Memphis
The Guitar Drop
Ever wonder why we drop the ball -- or other objects -- to welcome the New Year? Read about the history behind this wholly American tradition
This year’s guitar drop in Memphis
comes with a new guitar to celebrate 60 years of rock ‘n’ roll.
The 10- foot guitar is engraved with the words “That’s All Right
” in honor of Elvis Presley’s first commercially released single and the gold tint is a subtle nod to the King’s more than 150 songs and albums that have been certified gold.