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1. Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Soundtrack, Love Me Tender Elvis Presley began his career as first performer of rockabilly, an up-tempo fusion of country music and rhythm and blues with a strong backbeat. His novel versions of existing songs, mixing 'black' and 'white' sounds, made him popular - and controversial - as did his uninhibited stage and television performances...
2. Isaac Hayes Isaac Hayes Soundtrack, Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Isaac Hayes was the second-born child of Isaac Sr. and Eula Hayes, but was raised by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Wade Sr. The child of a poor family, he grew up picking cotton in Covington, Tennessee. He dropped out of high school, only to be encouraged later by his former high school teachers to get his diploma...
3. Martin Luther King Martin Luther King Self, Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. His father, Martin Luther King Sr., was a pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. His mother was a schoolteacher. For Martin the civil rights movement began one summer in 1935 when he was six years old. Two of his friends did not show up to play ball with him and Martin decided to go looking for them...
4. Macon McCalman Macon McCalman Actor, Falling Down
5. Jeff Buckley Jeff Buckley Soundtrack, Vanilla Sky
6. Vernon Presley Vernon Presley Self, Elvis on Tour
7. Nelson Frazier Jr. Nelson Frazier Jr. Actor, King of the Ring
8. Windlind Smith Windlind Smith Actress, The Chase Windland "Wendy" Smith Rice was the first child of the founder of FedEx, Frederick W. Smith. Her father named FedEx's first plane "Wendy" after her in 1973. She became an accomplished photographer of nature and animals. The movie, "P.S. I love you," was produced by her sister, Molly, in her honor. Windland attended St...
9. Shelby Foote Shelby Foote Self, The Cause (1861)
10. Gladys Presley Gladys Presley Actress, Loving You
11. Jack Lescoulie Jack Lescoulie Self, Monkeys, Tigers and Bears
12. Ellis Rabb Ellis Rabb Actor, Enemies
13. Gail Stone-Stanton Gail Stone-Stanton Actress, Making the Grade Gail Stanton was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for June of 1978. She was also a popular model, making numerous commercials and promotional appearances, including a stint as Miss Michelob Lite in the early 1980s.
14. Jimi Jamison Jimi Jamison Soundtrack, Spy Game
15. Wayne Emmons Wayne Emmons Actor, The Rainmaker
16. Wilbur 'Hi-Fi' White Wilbur 'Hi-Fi' White Actor, Penitentiary
17. Don Briscoe Don Briscoe Actor, Guiding Light
18. Rufus Thomas Rufus Thomas Soundtrack, This Is England Born on March 26, 1917, in Cayce, Mississippi, R&B and blues legend Rufus Thomas began his career in the 1930s as a comedian with the Rabbit Foot Minstrels. In the 1940s he was a DJ on Memphis' WDIA radio, one of the few black-owned stations of that time. His talent shows influenced the careers of such R&B greats as Ike Turner...
19. Luther Perkins Luther Perkins Self, Johnny Cash Singing at His Best
20. Sherry Mathis Sherry Mathis Actress, Search for Tomorrow Sherry Ann Mathis began her career on the local stage in Memphis, Tennessee. She went to New York in 1971 and soon made her debut on the Broadway stage in a production of Harold Prince's "A Little Night Music". She subsequently appeared as "Liza Sentell" on the Search for Tomorrow soap opera for seven years...
21. Vester Presley Vester Presley Self, Elvis Presley - Die frühen Jahre
22. Sam Phillips Sam Phillips Self, Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records
23. Bob Vosse Bob Vosse Director, Debbie Duz Dishes
24. Bill Black Bill Black Self, Gene Krupa and His Orchestra
25. Adrian Rogers Adrian Rogers Self, Love Worth Finding
26. Charlie Feathers Charlie Feathers Soundtrack, Kill Bill: Vol. 1
27. Bobby Bland Bobby Bland Soundtrack, The Fugitive
28. Ollie Nightingale Ollie Nightingale Actor, The Firm
29. Charles 'Skip' Pitts Charles 'Skip' Pitts Music Department, Black Snake Moan
30. Chris Bell Chris Bell Soundtrack, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist Chris Bell was born January 12, 1951 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was always a talented artist but began displaying his ability as a writer and guitarist at about 12 years old. After high school Bell became a founding member of possibly the greatest post-Beatles-style rock band that the USA has yet produced...
31. Hugh Allan Hugh Allan Actor, Annapolis
32. Gene Rutherford Gene Rutherford Actor, Will Penny
33. Al Jackson Jr. Al Jackson Jr. Soundtrack, Pulp Fiction
34. Marguerite Piazza Marguerite Piazza Self, The Marguerite Piazza Show
35. Booker T. Laury Booker T. Laury Actor, Great Balls of Fire!
36. Little Milton Little Milton Soundtrack, Ride Along
37. Arthur Lee Arthur Lee Soundtrack, Point Break
38. R.L. Burnside R.L. Burnside Soundtrack, Black Snake Moan Blues guitarist R.L. Burnside was born in Oxford, Mississippi, in 1926. He learned how to play the guitar while watching Muddy Waters and Mississippi Fred McDowell play at various house parties held around the Mississippi Delta. Later he went out on his own and made the rounds of Delta "juke joints"...
39. Ivory Joe Hunter Ivory Joe Hunter Soundtrack, Lone Star Born in Weirgate, Texas, in 1914, blues/R&B singer Ivory Joe Hunter is probably most famous for writing and recording the hit "Since I Met You, Baby". He learned to play piano at an early age and by his mid-teens was performing in the Beaumont, Texas, area. He made some recordings in the 1930s (under...
40. John Bramlett John Bramlett Self, Taming the Bull: The John Bramlett Story
41. Big Jack Johnson Big Jack Johnson Soundtrack, Black Snake Moan Mississippi Delta blues singer/guitarist Big Jack Johnson was born in 1940 in Lambert, MS. His father had his own musical group, and Jack taught himself to play guitar so he could play with them, which he did at age 13. In 1962 he formed a trio called called Frank Frost and The Nighthawks, and they soon recorded an album for International Records...
42. Albert King Albert King Soundtrack, Star Trek Into Darkness
43. Marion Keisker Marion Keisker Self, Elvis: His Life and Times
44. Charles Washburn Charles Washburn Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Sounder
45. Clyde McCoy Clyde McCoy Soundtrack, The Wolf of Wall Street
46. Larry Shaw Larry Shaw Producer, Wattstax
47. Wendy Rene Wendy Rene Soundtrack, Lucky Number Slevin
48. John Fergus Ryan John Fergus Ryan Actor, The People vs. Larry Flynt
49. Cary Middlecoff Cary Middlecoff Self, The Bellboy
50. Lucile Doan Ewing Lucile Doan Ewing Actress, My Dog Skip Lucile Doan Ewing was a life-long resident of Memphis, Tennessee. In 1951 she founded the Memphis Children's Theatre, which allowed children to write, produce, direct and act on stage. She continued to oversee the troupe until her retirement in 1976. She was featured in several films, various television commercials and stage plays during her career.
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