First And Foremost

I must be on the “Nice” list this year because Christmas has come early in the form of a ticket to the very first Memphis Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony. And they are not holding back on the first list of inductees, The following 25, yes, 25 will be inducted Thursday night and I can’t wait to see who will be there in person and to accept on behalf of those who are no longer with us. There will be performances but no word on exactly who just yet. With a lineup of inductees like this, possibilities are endless.

Estelle Axton and Jim Stewart

  • Bobby “Blue” Bland
  • Booker T. and the M.G.’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
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2 responses to “First And Foremost

    • It’s funny that you say that… this does look like a list of inductees that spans several years but this is actually the list of all inductees for this year alone! I guess since this was the first year, they wanted to kick it off with a big inaugural class. Will post soon on how the event went – some great performances.

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