MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – A member of Memphis music royalty got a special honor, which was years in the making, Tuesday.
Larry Dodson, Sr., the original lead singer of the iconic Bar-Kays, was recognized by the Memphis City Council.
A resolution was approved to change the name of Marlin Road in Whitehaven between East Raines Road and Faronia Road in his honor.
“We’ve done a lot of things and support Memphis in many ways, but I never thought this would happen. Life is good. I have a great family and live in a great city. I truly mean that,” Dodson said.
Dodson says the band plays on, but he continues his solo career, traveling as Larry D., the former member of the Bar-Kays.