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Memphis, Home of the Blues in Tennessee

Many popular recording artists from the 1950s and 1960s began their careers in Memphis. The seemingly endless list includes Johnny Cash, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Jerry Lee Lewis and, of course, Elvis Presley. Paving the way before them were such greats as W. C. Handy (Father of the Blues) and B. B. King (King of the Blues). No wonder the city’s nickname is Home of the Blues. This music heritage is just one reason to visit Memphis. Use this travel guide to identify the top attractions to visit.


Dr. M.L.K. Jr. Ave & S 4th St, Memphis, TN 38103


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