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New "Memphis Music Hall of Fame" Announces 25 Inductees

Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:36 am

http://www.memphisflyer.com/SingAllKind ... -inductees

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

This is for 11/29/2013 & here's the Ticketmaster link:

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1B004 ... norcatid=0

New "Memphis Music Hall of Fame" Announces 25 Initial Inductees

Posted by Chris Herrington on Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 2:30 PM

A new "Memphis Music Hall of Fame," a project of the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, announced its first batch of inductees this afternoon.

Via the official press release:

At a press conference hosted by Mayor AC Wharton held here today at the The Warehouse, a video and performance facility in downtown Memphis the names of the 25 initial inductees to the recently announced Memphis Music Hall of Fame were announced. The induction ceremony is set for Thursday, November 29th at Cannon Center for Performing Arts in downtown Memphis. Tickets are now on sale through www.ticketmaster.com.

The inaugural inductees were selected earlier this year by a Nominating Committee of local and national music professionals, including studio owners, producers, authors, and historians who discussed and debated at length who would be tapped for induction based on a variety of criteria reflecting the fact that Memphis has long been, and continues to serve as the fulcrum for music's most original creators working in all genres including blues, gospel, jazz, rhythm and blues, soul, country, rockabilly, rock and roll, hip-hop. The Memphis Music Hall of Fame is under the administration of the Smithsonian-developed Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum.

Alphabetical listing of 2012 initial Memphis Music Hall of Fame inductees:

Estelle Axton & 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

ZZ Top

Re: New "Memphis Music Hall of Fame" Announces 25 Inductees

Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:25 am

elvis4life wrote:ZZ Top


Thought they were from Texas?

Re: New "Memphis Music Hall of Fame" Announces 25 Inductees

Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:50 am

Julian Grant wrote:
elvis4life wrote:ZZ Top


Thought they were from Texas?


I think they are being inducted because they recorded a lot at Ardent studios in Memphis.

Re: New "Memphis Music Hall of Fame" Announces 25 Inductees

Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:04 am

Boy I never thought Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Charlie Rich wouldn't be among them.

Re: New "Memphis Music Hall of Fame" Announces 25 Inductees

Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:52 am

Mike Eder wrote:Boy I never thought Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Charlie Rich wouldn't be among them.


Charlie Rich made his name in Nashville.

Re: New "Memphis Music Hall of Fame" Announces 25 Inductees

Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:06 am

The non-selection of Johnny Cash is inexcusable

Re: New "Memphis Music Hall of Fame" Announces 25 Inductees

Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:45 pm

I think The Box Tops and Chips Moman should also be included.

Re: New "Memphis Music Hall of Fame" Announces 25 Inductees

Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:59 pm

Jove wrote:I think The Box Tops and Chips Moman should also be included.


Chips gets snubbed once again by Memphis and the music industry.

Re: New "Memphis Music Hall of Fame" Announces 25 Inductees

Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:53 am

Mike Eder wrote:Boy I never thought Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Charlie Rich wouldn't be among them.

Yep, definately made me think WTF?

Re: New "Memphis Music Hall of Fame" Announces 25 Inductees

Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:00 am

brian wrote:
Mike Eder wrote:Boy I never thought Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Charlie Rich wouldn't be among them.


Charlie Rich made his name in Nashville.

His Phillips International and Hi recordings are revered for their quality and influence. He was a national star for a year off of Lonely Weekends.

Re: New "Memphis Music Hall of Fame" Announces 25 Inductees

Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:36 am

Mike Eder wrote:
brian wrote:
Mike Eder wrote:Boy I never thought Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Charlie Rich wouldn't be among them.


Charlie Rich made his name in Nashville.

His Phillips International and Hi recordings are revered for their quality and influence. He was a national star for a year off of Lonely Weekends.


I don't think recording one or two hit records in Memphis is really enough to get inducted.

I guess the induction comittee felt the same that his work in Memphis wasn't quite well known enough to warrant an induction.

Another thing to consider is that the Memphis music hall will induct people every year and Charlie didn't make the cut this year but maybe next time.