...let's not forget our country roots and sister city Nashville
Besides Elvis Presley and Jason Timberlake, there have been many Memphis artist and musicians who have traveled the
music highway to Nashville to launch a successful music career such as Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Oberison, Charlie Rich,
Ronnie Milsap, Charlie McClain and many others including numerous session musicians for all the major record labels. The Memphis music sound goes way beyond Memphis and Nashville entering into all forms of music expressions worldwide.
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The Rockabilly Hall of Fame is located 40 minutes west of
Nashville at 211 College Street - Burns, Tennessee 37029.
History of Memphis Bands
The book is an amazing candid history and discography of over one hundred bands who recorded at least one record in Memphis from 1960-1975 by Author Ron Hall. Great Bobby pictures! Book is available at bookstores everywhere.
First time Elvis was played on radio was on Bobby's 7th birthday, July 8th,1954. That's Alright Mama played 14 times by DJ Dewey Phillips on WHBQ Radio in Memphis, TN. That evening launched Elvis Presley career to an International phenomena that still brings fans to Memphis 33 years after his death. Graceland is the number one most visited home in American for tourist surpassing the white house in 2002. There are related Elvis and Dewey Phillips stories posted on Bobby Sowell Rockabilly Hall of Fame page (see below RHOF link).
Take the free Sun Studio Tour (below). Sun is where the first recordings of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis were made, and it's a great tour. Rock n Roll was born there. Bobby feels blessed and fortunate to have recorded on rock n roll's holy ground. Bobby recorded a session at Sun studio with New Orleans Blues Artist Beth Nellson in 2009
I would like to thank Col. Robert Morris for his kind remarks concerning my induction into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. I am eternally grateful and consider it an honor and privilege to be listed among my musical peers and heroes. - Bobby Sowell