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- "Music is so much more than just song. Music's about identity. It's hearing a track for the first time and you think to yourself, 'Wow, this is who I am'. And I don't care how long it takes, we're gonna find your music, whether it be rock and roll or, God forbid, Ska."
- —Nate Heywood to Amaya Jiwe
|When the Legends learn that a mysterious tragedy destroyed Memphis in 1954, thus eradicating the birthplace of rock and roll, they embark on their most important mission – to save music. Nate is excited to show Amaya why music is important to him and he is surprised it leads to a rock legend as well as the sixth and final totem, the Death Totem. Meanwhile, Zari helps their newest member try to adjust to the team.|
- The title of the episode is a nod to the hymn of the same name, which Elvis Presley sings to put the dead to rest. In real life, Elvis recorded a version of the song in 1972 for his gospel album He Touched Me.
- Zari goes to play the video game Ms. Pac-Man, only to find that Wally had beaten her high score multiple times.
- Zari goes to play the video game Guitar Hero, only to discover that it's become Trombone Hero.
- Nate tells everyone to "shake, rattle, and roll" while they go to replace Elvis' guitar, referencing Elvis' recording of the same name, which was previously recorded by "Big Joe" Turner and Bill Haley & His Comets.
- This is the second time a episode has referenced a song associated with Haley, after "(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock" was heard in "".
- Amaya mentions the time that she and Nate watched all of the episodes of the television series Friends in a week.
- Lucious Presley tells Elvis to "get behind me, Satan", to which Nate exclaims that it was a great White Stripes album, referencing their 2005 album of the same name.
- At Axl's funeral, Ray quotes Charles Dickens from his novel Great Expectations.
- Sara says, "consider me All Shook Up", which is the name of another Elvis song.
- When Zari and Wally are talking to Elvis's uncle, Wally refers to when he first appeared on at the end of "" and his relationship with his father, then leaving Team Flash in "".
- When Elvis sings "Onward, Christian Soldiers" Amaya says, "this is Rock and Roll. It's no Benny Goodman." Benny Goodman was a big band leader in the 1930s and 40s.
- The song Elvis records for Sun Records in this episode does not resemble "That's All Right (Mama)", the song he launched his career with in real life. This episode also shows him recording the song with a full band when in real life, it was just him, a guitar player, and a bass player.
- When Zari is introducing Wally to the chore wheel, she says, "Bet you thought time travel would be seeing Woodstock, saving Shakespeare, and having ethical debates while standing over baby Hitler". Two of those events would end up happening in future episodes of the series:
- A plot point involves Elvis letting the spirit of his late twin brother, Jesse, move on. In reality, Elvis Presley always told people that his identical twin brother Jesse, who died at birth, was with him throughout his life.
- The urban legend that Robert Johnson sold his soul in exchange for his skills as a guitar player is part of the mythology of his song "Cross Road Blues". As arranged by Eric Clapton, the version by Cream on their album "Wheels of Fire", re-titled "Crossroads", is arguably the most well-known cover version of the song.
- At the end, Elvis says to Jesse, "Thank you... thank you very much.", echoing his famous catchphrase.
- The Death Totem's appearance in 1954 Memphis (causing the city to become a ghost town, thereby preventing the rise of rock and roll) is implied to be an anachronism. This event didn't show up on the Legends' anachronism map, leading the team to assume the reason was because of Damien and Nora Darhk causing trouble in that time period. However, when the Legends go to investigate the anachronism, they don't encounter the Darhks at all, which makes it unclear how the Death Totem ended up in 1954 Memphis in the first place.
- While in jail, Elvis is working on a song that is supposed to be the future "Jailhouse Rock". However, Elvis has zero songwriting credits, as he didn't write any of the songs he sang.
- During the dance in the church, some couples are seen doing the The Twist. However, that dance hadn't been invented yet in 1954, having been inspired by a song of the same name, which was originally recorded in late 1958 and was subsequently released in early 1959.
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