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.
Shame that Scotty Moore isn't on the list although not a singer his guitar sound influenced a lot of others.
I never looked for trouble but I never ran.
Aretha Franklin (Queen of Soul and recorded the bulk of her greatest hits such as Chain Of Fools and R-E-S-P-E-C-T in Memphis)
David Porter (music producer and songwriter who produced the Grammy award winning soundtrack to Shaft as well as countless of Stax artists)
Carl Perkins (one of the original rockabilly stars who came out of Memphis in the 1950's-wrote and recorded legendary hit, Blue Suede Shoes at Sun Studio)
Scotty Moore (a legendary guitarist already inducted into the Rock & Roll HOF who played on Elvis Presley's classic recordings at Sun)
The Bar-Kays (a Soul/Funk group from the mid 60's to the mid 80's who had dozens of hits)
Johhny Cash (Country singer who got his big start at Sun Studio in Memphis)
Chips Moman (Popular music producer who produced such artists as Elvis, Neil Diamond and worked as a guitarist on Aretha Franklin's early recordings at American Sound Studio)
Bill Black (Bass guitarist for Elvis at Sun also known as The Blue Moon Boys)
Dewey Phillips (radio dis-jockey who was the first to play race music on white radio in the south and debuted the first Presley record That's All Right on his popular Red Hot And Blue show)
George Klein (a famous dis-jockey legend in Memphis radio who was known for being a promoter for underground Memphis artists throughout the years)
Justin Timberlake (a popular superstar who's career began with the record setting boy band Nsync before launching into a record setting solo career. Timberlake is also a strong promoter and supporter of the history of the Memphis music scene, including signing unknown artists from Memphis to his record label)
Scarface (famous rapper from the late 80's who put Memphis rap on the music map)
Saliva (a popular hard-rock/grunge band from the late 90's who's career began in the nightclubs in Memphis before going on to stardom)
Aretha recorded I never loved a Man and Do right woman at Muscle shoals.
Then she recorded several of her hits such as Respect at the Atlantic recording studios in New York with the Muscle shoals rhythm section backing her.
I believe Aretha Franklin only recorded once in Memphis at the American Sound studios.
She recorded the hit ''Think'' which was produced by Chips Moman but that's the only hit she recorded in Memphis.
Alex Chilton should replace Aretha Franklin on Viva Elvis' list.
Terry Manning should probably be inducted in the future as well.
Great news! Aside from the beauty of not only Elvis' music, he represented and kept Memphis in the forefront, whether be in his press conferences, interviews or whatever.
@Viva - Definately with you on the Bar Kays
I wasn't saying or implying any ego or saying i'm the voice of the forum.
I was however presenting an intelligent counter argument and i was trying to persuade you as to why Timberlake shouldn't have a place.
If you still think he does after all i've said that's fine.
It's just like i countered Viva Elvis' post about Chips Moman.
What I would like to know is who will accept the induction on Elvis' behalf? My guess would be Priscilla or Lisa. I would hope Lisa would be the one to accept the honor.
Love Elvis...The Greatest
Six Grammys, 4 Emmys. Donations of $100,000 to the Memphis Rock 'N' Soul Museum, a further $100,000 to the Memphis Music Foundation, a tequila dedicated to Memphis called 901 which I believe is the area code?
Co-wrote his debut album Justified which has sold over 10 million copies, co-wrote and produced his second album FutureSex/LoveSounds which has been certified multi platinum and again, sold over 10 million copies. If memory serves, he's also a huge fan of Elvis and had/has a clothing range which was inspired by Elvis.
Not bad from someone who has contributed nothing. However, like I've also stated twice, if the criteria is based solely upon recording in Memphis, then it's tough on JT, but I don't think that will be the case. I understand you don't like him and if you still think he doesn't deserve a future nod, then I'm fine with it. We will agree to disagree.
Also just remembered the McDonalds thing do do do do doooooo I'm Loving It.
Snakeyes is correct. Timberlake has done more for Memphis than anyone since Elvis. He's got a home there in Southwind just outside of East Memphis (or did have) where all the rich and famous live. I know that a few years ago he and Jessica Beil, were staying there during the Christmas holidays. It even made national news. They visited Elvis' birthplace during that time. He helped launch the Rock & Soul Museum in downtown and he's been a strong advocate for the entire city, Graceland, the Civil Rights Museum, and now is part owner of the NBA franchise, the Memphis Grizzlies. He's also said to be wanting to record his next album in Memphis, whenever that may happen. He would have recorded both of his previous albums there had it not have been for his partner Timbaland having an under the table agreement with people in Myrtle Beach, SC where his two Grammy award winning albums were recorded.
thanks for all this......never know so much about JT
"NO-ONE, BUT NO-ONE,IS HIS EQUAL, OR EVER WILL BE. HE WAS, AND IS SUPREME".Mick Jagger
I would like to say one more thing about Justin Timberlake.
As i said i think he will be inducted eventually because as a museum they will need tourists and inducting Timberlake would help them with that.
If i had to make a predicition i think Timberlake will get inducted before Chips Moman does.
I think when Timbelake does get inducted he will pale in comparsion to the other inductees.
I think Timberlake could help put Memphis back on the map by recording a couple of his albums there but he doesn't do that.
If Elvis had lived at Graceland but never recorded anything in Memphis and the Memphis music hall of fame decided to induct him because he was the most famous resident that would be the equivalent to Justin Timberlake.
It has nothing to do with me liking or not liking Justin Timberlake i just don't think he deserves it.