By the Numbers




3 — Grammy Awards won by Elvis Presley, all for gospel music

149 — Number of songs Elvis placed on Billboard's Hot 100, the most by any artist

6 — Number of years Elvis and Priscilla Presley were married

1776 — Year that America gained independence from Great Britain

2.5 million — Number of people living in the colonies in 1776

302 million — Projected number of U.S. residents this July 4th

150 million — Number of hot dogs (all varieties) expected to be gobbled by Americans on the July 4th holiday

$172.5 million ­— Value of all U.S. fireworks imports

82.6 — Average temperature in July, Memphis' hottest month

18,302 — Attendance at the July 4, 2006, Redbirds game at AutoZone Park, the largest baseball crowd in Memphis history

$288,000 — Amount that U2's The Edge guitar sold for at the Music Rising auction for instrument replacement for New Orleans musicians after Katrina

$480,000 — Amount brought in by Jimi Hendrix's guitar

$81,600 — Amount a guitar owned by Paul McCartney garnered

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