Seven Legendary Inductees Join a Hall of Fame Roster Consisting of Those Whose Music Changed the World!
Memphis, TN – The Memphis Music Hall of Fame announced the names of seven luminaries of Memphis’ rich musical legacy for 2015 induction into The Hall. This year’s inductees are Alberta Hunter, Al Jackson, Jr., Memphis Slim, Scotty Moore, Charlie Rich, Sam & Dave, and Justin Timberlake.
The 2015 Inductees will be honored on Saturday, October 17, at the annual Memphis Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. They will join 47 previous inductees, including B.B. King, Elvis Presley, Sam Phillips, Otis Redding, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Howlin’ Wolf, bringing the total number of inductees to 54.
The Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum administers the annual Memphis Music Hall of Fame announcement and induction, in cooperation with Memphis’ many music organizations and attractions.
This is the fourth year that icons of Memphis music have been inducted. Each year, inductees are honored and celebrated through their own dedicated tribute page on the Memphis Music Hall of Fame’s award winning web site (www.memphismusichalloffame.com), and each receives the Mike Curb Award, a locally hand-crafted trophy and the official award of the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.
Officials described the Memphis Music Hall of Fame museum as a fun, yet educational, interactive experience where guests are able to individually connect and relate with Memphis’ many legendary musical icons of past and present. The museum also showcases priceless memorabilia from many Hall of Fame inductees, including items supplied by Hard Rock Cafe through the two attractions’ unique partnership. The Memphis Music Hall of Fame is open daily from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
For more information about the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, visit www.memphismusichalloffame.com.
About Sam & Dave:
Under the name Sam & Dave (tm), Sam Moore and Dave Prater became the most successful soul duo of all time and created some of the greatest singles in music history. With a string of ten consecutive top 20 singles and three consecutive top 10 LPs, Sam & Dave were instrumental in allowing R&B music to crossover to white audiences with hits like “Soul Man,” “Hold On, I’m Coming,” “And I Thank You,” and many others.
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