Memphis Tennessee is one of my all time favorite love songs, and every so often I take my guitar and play and sing it. It has such a nice beat, and playing it in the key of D, I love doing those weird notes that make it so special. I was written by Chuck Berry, and it seems like just about every singer likes to sing this song.
The first time I heard Memphis Tennessee was by Johnny Rivers on the radio in Bulawayo.
Many years later I heard the Elvis version. When I visited Graceland in 1983, the bus took us to The Sun Studio and a tour of Memphis.
Back in the 70’s I bought a record of the Ventures where they played each guitar part separately and then put them all together to teach people how to play the song in all the different parts.
Sir Cliff sings a lot of my favorite love songs.
We saw Elvis “live” in Reno back in 1976. The women were screaming!
In 1965 I used to visit Tony Law in Bulawayo, and watch the Hollywood a go go show on the TV. Sue Law was his sister. It brings back lots of memories.
21. Dave Clark Five
22. Roy Orbison
I had never heard of Vince Taylor before hearing him singing Memphis Tennessee. Apparently he was a big hit in France.
24. Pat Boone
Pat Boone sings a lot of my favorite love songs, and I enjoyed hearing him sing Memphis Tennessee.
27. The Beatles
28. Carl Perkins
29. Tom Jones
35. The Animals
36. The Walkers
37. Tyler Kealey
38. The Barbarians
39. Wilson Pickett
40. Al Green
42. Lonnie Mack
53. Guitar lesson