Memphis Music Hall of Fame Names 25 Inductees
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. joined John Doyle from the Smithsonian-developed Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, other local dignitaries and Congressman Steve Cohen in announcing the launch of a Memphis Music Hall of Fame tribute to the city’s musical legends. The 25 initial inductees of the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, in alphabetical order are: Estelle Axton and Jim Stewart; Bobby “Blue” Bland; Booker T. and The MG’s; Lucie Campbell; George Coleman; Jim Dickinson; Al Green; W.C. Handy; Isaac Hayes; Howlin’ Wolf; B.B. King; Jerry Lee Lewis; Jimmie Lunceford; Professor W.T. McDaniel; Memphis Minnie; Willie Mitchell; Dewey Phillips; Sam Phillips; Elvis Presley; Otis Redding; The Staple Singers; Rufus Thomas; Three 6 Mafia; Nat D. Williams; and ZZ Top.
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