MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – The Memphis Music Hall of Fame announced its new class of inductees Wednesday.
The artists span a wide range of genres from jazz to rock, and even opera.
The eight inductees are:
- The Queen of rock and roll Tina Turner
- Legendary bluesman Charlie Musselwhite
- Jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater
- Guitarist and songwriter Steve Cropper
- Songwriters Don Bryant and Dan Penn
- “The Memphis Boys,” the house band for American Sound Studios
- Florence Cole Talbert-McCleave, one of the very first widely-known black American Opera singers.
“We want to bring a lot of inductees to town to really see what Memphis is about. Memphis is a legendary musical city unlike any other, and they come to town for Graceland and Rock ‘N Soul, and Sun Studios, and STAX Museum,” says John Doyle, Executive Director of the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.
The induction ceremony is set for November 8th at the Cannon Center.