sam the sham en Memphis Music Gets Lionized <P><SPAN lang=EN>&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN lang=EN>&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN lang=EN>Around our house, whenever an MGM movie starts, if my wife doesn’t say it first, I’ll chime in: “You know, that lion came from the Memphis Zoo.” The lion’s name was Volney, by the way, and the roar was in fact recorded in the old Carnivora building at the zoo. He died in 1944.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN lang=EN>Elvis Presley was the next Memphian to roar for MGM. Wed, 05 Dec 2012 12:52:26 +0000 Rob Grayson 23772 at Memphis Music Gets Lionized Pharaoh Lets His People Go-Go <p><span lang="EN">For a couple of years there, Sam The Sham was the real deal. Almost in tribute to his name, Sam had the first record to be named Billboard&rsquo;s number one song of the year which hadn&rsquo;t actually held the number one position during the year. And it probably won&rsquo;t come as a surprise that Sam wasn&rsquo;t even really his name. </span></p> Tue, 22 May 2012 12:35:30 +0000 Rob Grayson 14040 at Pharaoh Lets His People Go-Go