October 21: Steve Cropper was born in 1941

Sure, I’ve always dug Steve Cropper… his guitar playing. Ever since the first Booker T. record. I heard that back in the Midwest. Yeah, everybody was playing like him. ~Bob Dylan (to Jann Wenner, 29 Nov. 1969) Memphis is in a very lucky position on the map. Everything just gravitated to Memphis for years. ~Steve Cropper Booker T & The MG’s …

October 8: Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls of Fire was recorded in 1957

Well kiss me baba, woo-oooooo….it feels good Hold me baba I want to love you like a lover should Your fine, so kind I got this world that your mine mine mine mine-ine From Wikipedia: Released November 11, 1957 Recorded October 8, 1957, Sun Studio, Memphis, Tennessee Genre Rock and roll, Rockabilly, Country Label Sun 281 Writer(s) Otis Blackwell (under the pseudonym Jack Hammer) “Great Balls …

September 29: Happy 80th Birthday Jerry Lee Lewis

September 29:  Jerry Lee Lewis was born in 1935 “I am right. I`m always right. One time I thought I was wrong, I found out I was right. ” ~Jerry Lee Lewis “Just point me to the piano and give me my money. In fifteen minutes I’ll have ’em SHAKIN’, SHOUTIN’, SHIVERIN’, and SHAKIN’” ~Jerry Lee Lewis From Wikipedia: Birth …

September 9: Otis Redding was born in 1941

September 9: Otis Redding was born in 1941  Otis Redding was soul, but Otis Redding was country, too. That was a point on which he always insisted, and that was the way others saw him. His strength was his simplicity, even if the simplicity was hard-won. The basis for his music was sincerity, not spectacular showmanship; he was at heart …

August 16: Elvis Presley died in 1977

When I first heard Elvis’ voice I just knew that I wasn’t going to work for anybody; and nobody was going to be my boss. He is the deity supreme of rock & roll religion as it exists in today’s form. Hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail. ~Bob Dylan (1987) His music and his personality, fusing the …