Happy Birthday To Legendary Guitarist Steve Cropper

Steve Cropper's guitar helped shape R&B and pop music.

Stax CEO Shocked To Find That Atlantic Records Really Owns All Their Masters

Stax Records owner Jim Stewart refused to re-sign a distribution deal with Atlantic Records and terminated…

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated At Memphis Hotel Where Hit Songs Were Written

MLK ASSASSINATED AT MOTEL WHERE LEGENDARY SONGS WERE CREATED

Willie Mitchess Dead At 81

R&B legend Willie Mitchell died today (January 5, 2010) at the age of 81. Mitchell had…

Stax Records Files For Bankruptcy

Memphis, Tennessee based record label Stax was forced into bankruptcy today (December 19, 1975). Stax was…

Otis Redding Dies In Plane Crash

The world of music lost Otis Redding in a plane crash in Madison, Wisconsin today (December…

Otis Redding Hits The Studio To Record The Single “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay”

Otis Redding entered the recording studio to record tracks, including his legendary tune, “Sittin’ on the…

Aretha Franklin Tapped For 41st Annual Jazz Fest

By Gentle Jones The New Orleans Jazz Fest has announced the 2010 line up today (December…