They were all there, in spirit if not in body: The Man in Black, The Queen of Stax, The Velvet Bulldozer, even one of the Little Green Men. A baker’s dozen of music legends — including Johnny Cash, Carla Thomas, Albert King, and Roland Janes — were named as inductees into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.
The Hall — a project of downtown’s Smithsonian-connected Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum — announced its 2013 honorees during an event at Jerry Lee Lewis’ Café and Honky-Tonk on Beale.
The Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, which administers, funds, and will house the Hall of Fame, is in the process of establishing a physical gallery and online “virtual” hall, both expected to open by 2014. There has also been consideration given to a stand-alone location for the hall.
Induction ceremonies are at 7 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the Gibson Showcase and Lounge, 145 Lt. George W. Lee. Tickets: $50 and $100. To purchase, call (901) 205-2536 or go to MemphisMusicHallOfFame.com.
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