Museum celebrates rock 'n' roll milestone

By: AP
By: AP

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — It's one of the most well-known bits of lore associated with Memphis. In 1954, a 19-year-old singer walked into a recording studio and belted his raucous version of the blues song "That's All Right (Mama)" into Sam Phillips' microphone.

That episode 60 years ago next month saw Elvis Presley hasten the explosive arrival of rock 'n' roll. Because the moment is now at its six-decade milestone, it's being celebrated in Memphis with a tribute.

The Memphis Daily News reports that the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum has teamed up with Graceland and the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau to launch "60 Years of Rock 'n' Roll." The exhibit at the museum that's running through January features star-studded memorabilia and a timeline that traces rock's long, exuberant arc.


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