Charles had the ability to cause
involuntary toe movements and make people
Waters performed Rolling Stone live at
the Newport Jazz Festival.
Cooke from Clarksdale, Mississippi
wrote and recorded more than a few classic songs in
his 33 years. You Send Me, Chain Gang, Twisting
The Night Away, Bring It On Home To Me, Having A
Party and Cupid and many more.
T. & the M.G.'s from
Memphis release Green
Onions in 1962
Lee was 15-year-old when she recorded, I'm
Sorry on the Decca label.
lent his harmonica skills to Bruce Channel's Hey!
Baby, which topped the pop charts in
McClinton toured Europe with Channel.
While in England, McClinton tutored the leader of a
then unknown band on mouth harp, the results of
which subsequently were heard around the world on
the Beatles hit "Love
"I have walked into the
palaces of kings and queens and into the
houses of presidents. And much more. But
I could not walk into a hotel in America
and get a cup of coffee, and that made
me mad.” - Josephine
Baker, 1963 March on Washington
for Jobs and Freedom.
Rolling Stones reach number one with Willie
Dixon's Little Red Rooster in 1964.
Brown, "The Godfather of Soul," hit No. 1 on
the R & B charts with Papa's
Got A Brand New Bag.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe appeared on
Lynn was the most popular female country
singer in America.
October 15, 1966, Otis Redding released
& Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary
in Memphis, Tennessee, Aretha
Franklin, the most underrated piano player in
piano playing history, recorded her first single for
Never Loved A Man at Fame Recording Studios
Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The B- side Do
Right Woman, Do Right Man was written by
Dan Penn and Chips
17, 1966 Bob Dylan recorded Stuck
Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again
at Columbia Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee.
Bukka White perform Aberdeen Mississippi Blues.
Redding Booker T. & the M.G.'s, Janis
Joplin and many others kick off The
Summer Of Love at the Monterey International Pop
Hound Dog Taylor perform Shake Your Money
Parton made her debut on the Porter
Rogers and The First Edition go psychedelic with the
1967 hit Just
Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition
Gentry had number one hit with Ode
to Billie Joe in 1967.
C. Riley covered the Tom
T. Hall song, Harper
East McLemore Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, stood
the old Satellite Recording Studio, which Jim
Stewart, with help from his sister Estelle Axton,
and Jerry Wexler, forged into the legendary
powerhouse of soul music, Stax Recording
to the Music, Everyday People, Stand!,
Fun in the Summertime, Thank
You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin), Everybody
Is a Star, all written by Sly Stone from
Denton, Texas and performed by Sly
and the Family Stone.
Lowery was Broadcast Music's number one
Steve Martin, banjo player
extraordinaire and one of the funniest people on
the planet was born in Waco, Texas on August 14,
White had a hit in 1969 with Polk
Cash sang A
Boy Named Sue at San Quentin Prison.
than a month before Woodstock, the Atlanta
International Pop Festival was held at the
Atlanta International Raceway in Hampton, Georgia.
Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Tommy James and the
Shondells, Booker T. & the M.G.'s, The Staple
Singers and Johnny Winter were among the groups who
performed to an estimated crowd of 80,000 to