sam the sham

The Memphis Sound
6:52 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Memphis Music Gets Lionized

  


  


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.

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The Memphis Sound
7:35 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Pharaoh Lets His People Go-Go

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’s number one song of the year which hadn’t actually held the number one position during the year. And it probably won’t come as a surprise that Sam wasn’t even really his name.

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