MEMPHIS, Tennessee (WMC) – Bluff City celebrated the induction of its newest class of members into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame Thursday night.
This is the 10th anniversary of the Memphis Music Hall of Fame and the first in-person celebration since the pandemic at the Canon Center in downtown Memphis.
Award-winning Stax Records producer David Porter said, “This brings more recognition and credibility to Memphis, and we’re very proud of those of us who have natural roots here.” This is a very special night for me, and two Stax alumni, Mavis Staples and Booker T. Jones, were honored tonight, and I’m anxious to see them honored and recognized again. I have.”
Thursday night’s inductees were honored for their impact on the world of music, many of whom started their careers in Memphis.
Award-winning composer and producer Scott Bomer said: “It just keeps growing. New artists keep coming out of Memphis, laying the groundwork for today’s music.”
Here is the 2022 class of Memphis Hall of Famers:
- Memphis-born blues and jazz artist Fred Ford
- Jim Gaines, producer and engineer
- Singer and rock’n’roll drummer. JM Van Eaton
- Musician and producer Billy Lee Riley
- Booker T. and MGs Producer and Keyboardist Frontman Booker T. Jones
- Rock legend Ronnie Milsap
- Former Chairman of Elvis Presley Enterprises Priscilla Presley
- Singer and Voice of Change at Stax Records Mavis Staples
“We don’t let people tell us what to do or how to make our music. That’s one of the things that makes Memphis such a great music city,” said the Sun Records founder. Jerry, son of Sam Phillips, said. Phillips.
Thursday’s inductees join a roster of legendary musicians including Al Green, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more.
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