music http://wknofm.org en Elvis' First Home In Memphis http://wknofm.org/post/elvis-first-home-memphis <p>Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. He grew-up there in a shotgun shack that his father, Vernon, built.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Elvis was thirteen when his parents moved to Memphis. Throughout his teens, the family moved around, living in small apartments and low-cost public housing.</span></p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 22:50:00 +0000 Steve Pike 18076 at http://wknofm.org Elvis' First Home In Memphis Winning By Surrender http://wknofm.org/post/winning-surrender <p><span lang="EN">As 1961 dawned, It was back to the ballads for Elvis Presley. Tue, 03 Jan 2012 12:42:49 +0000 Rob Grayson 6588 at http://wknofm.org Winning By Surrender Roy Orbison Runs From Sun To Monumental Success http://wknofm.org/post/roy-orbison-runs-sun-monumental-success <p><span lang="EN">Memphis was the summit of success for many singers, and a jumping-off point for others.&nbsp;&nbsp;Roy Orbison was born in Vernon, Texas, and grew up in Wink.&nbsp;&nbsp;He went to North Texas State to study geology, but after seeing Elvis in concert in Dallas, it was another type of rock altogether that had his attention. He left behind the country and western swing direction of his first band, the Wink Westerners, and started another called the Teen Kings.&nbsp;&nbsp;Johnny Cash shared a bill with that band, and suggested Roy contact Sam Phillips at Sun Records. Tue, 06 Dec 2011 13:35:33 +0000 Rob Grayson 4900 at http://wknofm.org Roy Orbison Runs From Sun To Monumental Success Expatriate Memphians Make Nashville Sound Good http://wknofm.org/post/expatriate-memphians-make-nashville-sound-good <p>A couple of hundred miles can sometimes make all the difference in the world.&nbsp; When you look at it, even among the members of the million dollar quartet, Elvis came from Tupelo, Jerry Lee Lewis from Ferriday, Carl Perkins from Jackson, and Johnny Cash from Dyess, Arkansas, to make it big in Memphis.&nbsp; So it stands to reason some Memphians would find their place in the sun by moving on down the line.&nbsp; Two transplants in particular helped shape and define Nashville&rsquo;s Music City reputation.</p> Tue, 29 Nov 2011 13:35:30 +0000 Rob Grayson 4310 at http://wknofm.org Expatriate Memphians Make Nashville Sound Good The Boxing Burnette Brothers Pack A Pop Punch http://wknofm.org/post/boxing-burnette-brothers-pack-pop-punch <p><span lang="EN">Many an arena was rocked by the strains of the song Aerosmith chose to close their shows, a tune with a long legacy known as &ldquo;Train Kept-A-Rollin&rsquo;.&rdquo; Long before the first Aerosmith fans lit their Bics for an encore, the song was a staple of the hard rock scene. </span></p><p><span lang="EN">It was the first song Led Zeppelin played when they formed in 1968. </span></p><p><span lang="EN">Led Zeppelin formed, of course, from the remnants of blues-rock innovators The Yardbirds, who had their own go at the song in 1965.</span></p> Tue, 22 Nov 2011 13:35:30 +0000 Rob Grayson 4084 at http://wknofm.org The Boxing Burnette Brothers Pack A Pop Punch