Piggly Wiggly®, America's first true self-service grocery store, was founded in Memphis, Tennessee Sept 6, 1916 by Clarence Saunders
George I'm the one who called in about MSU day Sept.16. I promised to send a picture of my MSU jacket and here it is.
- T. Cox
George, I bought this album in Seattle at a rare records shop a few years ago just because it was such a unique collection of Memphis music. I was surprised to see the photo of the McDonald’s on the cover as well as the rare photos of the artists including Wink Martindale, Dewey Phillips and Harry Fritzius on the back. The photo is sharp enough that you should be able to read all the notes. The photo of the McDonald’s is credited to Colin Escott and gives the location as Northgate Plaza 1959. Enjoy, Robert Vaughn
Jingle, jangle, jingle
Here comes Mr. Bingle
With another message from Kris Kringle
Time to launch your Christmas season
Maison Blanche makes Christmas pleasin'
Gifts galore for you to see
Each a gem from MB!
Sunny Radio Concert with 20 Piece Orchestra
I have heard some talk about the baseball and softball diamonds that were at the Fairgrounds in the 50's and 60's and I thought I would put in my two cents worth.
As I recall, there several diamonds there over the years and they were numbered in the order that they were built. This could lead to some confusion later as diamonds were added and they were not renumbered. The smaller fields were used as baseball fields for Junior League baseball and for softball games at night under the lights while the two bigger parks were used for High School and American Legion games as well as Senior league play.
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Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning on SUNNY 1210
Wink Martindale's "Top 100 Christmas Hits of All Time."
Eight hours of songs compiled from Billboard and Cashbox Top Hits Listings. Mariah Carey, the Lettermen, Bryan Adams, Bing Crosby, Amy Grant, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley – they are all there, and more, and for fun, there are novelty hits from Stan Freberg and Spike Jones.
Dr. Flinn ; I heard you talk about " Monk " on your radio station Sunny1210 Callers asked you about him . I told you that I would send you these great photos of Monk in our collection . photo Monk 1 is the way that he was always dressed when I would see him in downtown Memphis mostly in the Hotel Peabody area . No matter what time of year , he always wore several shirts and the coat that you see , held together with a safety pin . A pocket chain with keys and a lub. He was always O K Monk 2 & 3 photos ; I wish I knew , he is dressed in top hat , tux and dress cane . I can not I D the ladies in the photos . Photos by Lou Lowry 1396 Vance Ave Steve & Dean McFarland collection
Monk's real name was Tony Cassatta . He died in Oct. 1979 at age 74 I heard that he was struck by a car . for more information there was an article about him in one of the . 1979 issues of Memphis Magazine