Memphis Unmatched for American Music History


“In the quest to identify the roots of rock `n’ roll, all roads lead to Memphis.”–Smithsonian Institution

All you need to do to get a sense of the extraordinary depth of Memphis’ enduring music culture is to stroll down Beale Street, look down and, step by step, read the names on the brass plaques in the cement: W.C. Handy, B.B. King, Alberta Hunter, Robert Johnson, Albert King, Elvis Presley, the Staple Singers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Justin Timberlake, and 125 more–all of whom were born in, lived in or recorded in Memphis over the past century. read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com

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