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26 Persons in the Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame:

Location:
Beale St. Memphis, TN

Al Green

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Greene
Also Known As:
Rev. Al Green
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gospel and soul and R&B singer. Broadway musical Your Arms Too Short to Box with God. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995. Albums I'm Still in Love with You, Al Green's Greatest Hits. Songs Let's Stay Together, I'm Still in Love with You. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2004. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011. Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 1996. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2004. Kennedy Center Honors 2014. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2012. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012. Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.

Albert King

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Nelson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Laundromat Blues. Blues Hall of Fame 1983. Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 2010. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2013. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6370 Delmar Boulevard.

Alberta Hunter

Real/Birth Name:
Alberta Hunter
Also Known As:
May Alix
Josephine Beatty
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Worked also as a nurse then resumed singing. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1996. Blues Hall of Fame 2011. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2010. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2015. NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1984. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.

B.B. King

Real/Birth Name:
Riley B. King
Also Known As:
B B King
BB King
Nickname(s):
King of the Blues
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Album King of the Blues. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Kennedy Center Honors 1995. Guitar Center RockWalk 1989. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2003. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2006. National Medal of Arts 1990. Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2008. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2014. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6771 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 21 August 1990.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Bobby Bland

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Calvin Bland
Also Known As:
Bobby "Blue" Bland
Blue Bland
Nickname(s):
Blue
The Lion of the Blues
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Vocalist and harmonica performer. Mixed gospel with blues and R&B. Songs Ain't Nothing You Can Do, Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City. Blues Hall of Fame 1981. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.

Bukka White

Real/Birth Name:
Booker T. Washington White
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Album The Complete Bukka White. Name is based on his real name Booker. Blues Hall of Fame 1990. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.

Carl Perkins

Real/Birth Name:
Carl Lee Perkins
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Blue Suede Shoes. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1985. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. (Due to his influence on music). Guitar Center RockWalk 1996. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2014. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.

Chips Moman

Real/Birth Name:
Lincoln Wayne Moman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composed song Do Right Woman, Do Right Man for Aretha Franklin. Record producer. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1990. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2014. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.

Elvis Presley

Real/Birth Name:
Elvis Aron Presley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
twin brother of
The same age as Jesse Presley.
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Priscilla Presley by 10 years.
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs Blue Suede Shoes, Jailhouse Rock. Movie Blue Hawaii. Died of a drug overdose. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Country Music Hall of Fame 1998. Music City Walk of Fame 2008. UK Music Hall of Fame 2004. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1990. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2001. The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2005. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2018. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Las Vegas Walk of Stars:
A star at Mon Ami Gabi restaurant; ceremony: 2 February 2016.

Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 27 March 1994.

Furry Lewis

Real/Birth Name:
Walter E. Lewis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Memphis. Used a bottle neck across the guitar strings. Lost a leg in a railroad accident in 1917. Song A Chicken Ain't Nothin' But a Bird. Blues Hall of Fame 2012. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2014. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.

Isaac Hayes

Real/Birth Name:
Isaac Lee Hayes Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65, 10 days before his 66th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Albums Hot Buttered Soul, Black Moses. Song Theme from Shaft from movie Shaft. Movies It Could Happen to You, Ninth Street, Reindeer Games, I'm Gonna Git You, Sucka, Hustle & Flow. TV shows Stargate SG-1, South Park in the role of Chef. Songs Hold On, I'm Coming, Soul Man. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2002. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005. Guitar Center RockWalk 2004. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1994. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2004. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.

Jerry Lee Lewis

Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Lee Lewis
Nickname(s):
The Killer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Rock and roll and country vocalist and pianist. Songs Great Balls of Fire, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, Breathless, High School Confidential. Controversial marriage to his cousin
Myra Gale Brown
who was 13 years old. Guitar Center RockWalk 1988. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame 2008. Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame 2002. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2005. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6631 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 13 June 1989.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jimi Jamison

Real/Birth Name:
Jimmy Wayne Jamison
Also Known As:
Jim Jamison
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63, 8 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs The Moment of Truth, Is This Love, Burning Heart, I'm Always Here. Bands Cobra, Survivor. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.

Jimmie Lunceford

Real/Birth Name:
James Melvin Lunceford
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Alto saxophone. Swing era. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1987. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1987. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.

Jimmy Griffin

Real/Birth Name:
James Arthur Griffin
Also Known As:
Arthur James
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Vocals and guitar. Grew up in Memphis. Band Bread. Songs If, Make It with You. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of Bread.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of Bread.

Johnny Cash

Real/Birth Name:
J.R. Cash
Also Known As:
John R. Cash
Nickname(s):
The Man in Black
J.R.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

step-father of
husband of
June Carter Cash, until her earlier death.
Younger than June Carter Cash by 2 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs I Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, Folsom Prison Blues, A Boy Named Sue. TV series Little House on the Prairie, North and South. Movie for television Stagecoach. Country Music Hall of Fame 1980. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1977. Kennedy Center Honors 1996. Guitar Center RockWalk 1990. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1977. National Medal of Arts 2001. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 1996. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2010. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2013. Grand Ole Opry. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6320 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Justin Timberlake

Real/Birth Name:
Justin Randall Timberlake
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Jessica Biel by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Disney's TV show The All New Mickey Mouse Club. Singer in the group *NSYNC. Movies Runner Runner, Longshot, The Social Network, Friends with Benefits. Scandal over "wardrobe malfunction" with Janet Jackson at the February 2004 Super Bowl halftime show. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2015. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of *NSYNC for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 30 April 2018.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of *NSYNC for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 30 April 2018.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Koko Taylor

Real/Birth Name:
Cora Walton
Also Known As:
KoKo Taylor
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Royal Blue. Songs Wang Dang Doodle, What Kind of Man is This, I Got What It Takes. Blues Hall of Fame 1997. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.

Memphis Minnie

Real/Birth Name:
Lizzie Douglas
Also Known As:
Minnie Lawlars
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Kansas Joe McCoy by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Songs Bumble Bee, Me and My Chauffeur Blues. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.

Memphis Slim

Real/Birth Name:
John Len Chatman
Also Known As:
Peter Chatman
Nickname(s):
Peter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Song Every Day I Have the Blues. Blues Hall of Fame 1989. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.

Otis Redding

Real/Birth Name:
Otis Ray Redding Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
26
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote the song Respect. Recorded the song Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay 3 days before he died in an airplane crash. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1994. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1981. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.

Robert Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Leroy Johnson
Also Known As:
R. L. Spencer
Robert Spencer
Robert Lonnie Johnson
Nickname(s):
King of the Delta Blues
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Subject of the movie Crossroads. Song Terraplane Blues. Poisoned. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1999. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.

Sam Phillips

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Cornelius Phillips
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Produced early rock and roll records. Owned hotels and radio stations. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1987. Blues Hall of Fame 1998. National Radio Hall of Fame 2010. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.

Scotty Moore

Real/Birth Name:
Winfield Scott Moore III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist for Elvis Presley. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000. Song Heartbreak Hotel. Guitar Center RockWalk 1990. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2005. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2015. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.

Steve Cropper

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Lee Cropper
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78, 22 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues guitarist. Band Booker T. & the M.G.'s. Movie The Blues Brothers. Songs Soul Man, (Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of Booker T. & the M.G.'s.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2008 as a member of Booker T. & the M.G.'s.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of Booker T. & the M.G.'s.

W.C. Handy

Real/Birth Name:
William Christopher Handy
Also Known As:
W C Handy
Nickname(s):
Father of the Blues
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote song Memphis Blues, Beale St Blues, St. Louis Blues. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1983. Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1985. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1987. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1981. Blues Hall of Fame 2010. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012. Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame.
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