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Memphis music legends honored

by Michael Polzella

The Memphis Music Hall of Fame recently inducted seven new members, including Aretha Franklin. Have you heard of the other six inductees?

The Box Tops: 1960s rock band, recorded hits like “The Letter” and “Soul Deep.”

O’Landa Draper: Grammy-recognized gospel artist who influenced choir directors nationwide.

The Rock and Roll Trio: Produced raw, energetic rockabilly music throughout the 1950s.

8Ball & MJG: Hip-hop duo whose career has spanned two decades.

George Klein: Disc jockey who hosts two radio programs featuring the music of Elvis Presley.

Eddie Floyd: R&B singer-songwriter, co-wrote the 1966 hit “Knock on Wood.”

– Sam Bojarski, The 100 Companies

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