Found some great memories last night!
Found some great memories last night!
Mr Aubrey Watkins 1956
Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 9am-2pm
(Entrance at Wing B)
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Hi George, its David . I'm the one that sent you pictures of the sign about Dewey Phillips and the merry mobile ice cream trucks!! Well here's another interesting picture !!! In the grand banquet hall at Graceland prior to Elvis moving there! This is my mothers larger family and cousins, aunts , uncles! And of course the patriarch of the family Dr. Moore seated at the end of the table!! If you enlarge the picture you can read everyone's name!! I've got a great story to tell you about Graceland that involves my mother and father!!!
Dr Flynn this is Sharon in Jonesboro AR. We have these at the Cracker Barrel. The Mars Bar
These ice cream trucks used to run all around Memphis when I was young.
Morning Dr Flinn. On the first car discussion mine was a 67 Camaro. In 1966 it was being introduced. My dad took me to Memphis to buy one. None on the lot just brochures. I ordered the color interior look engine size and style of tires. Dad paid for the car and we left. Anxious to get it I was counting down the days. The phone call came that my new car was ready for pickup. I was a happy 16 year old. I was told it was the first Camaro bought in Memphis. I don't know
I heard a caller steer you to a movie that showed Clayton Moore in a role without his signature Lone Ranger mask as he played Buffalo Bill. Here is a list of the many, many films of various genres and some serials as well that he appeared in. He often played a bad guy gang member early in his career in serials. Some are still showing on TV on 23.2/34. - Mouse
I think this has been around before but its so true. Had to send it on. 1950's version of an E-Mail I have no idea who put this together, but it is wonderful!!
The ZERO candy bar, introduced in 1920, is a candy bar composed of a combination of caramel, peanut and almond nougat covered with a layer of white fudge. Its outwardly white color, an unusual color for a candy bar, has become its trademark. Wikipedia
This school project was quite a labor of love to create the American Flag!
What a school project
Boy Creates A Flag For A Class Assignment. But No One Expected THIS!!
Jacob, a young man from Indiana, designed an American flag for a school art project. What he did is going viral in a BIG WAY!
Can you see what the fuss is about?
Here is a link to a story of mine in the November issue of The Best Times about Saturday morning television shows in Memphis in the 1950s. Thought y'all might be interested.
- Jimmie Covington
Thank you Scott Dixon for these Elvis photos!
A touching bit of history.----I hope you love this as much as I did.
This is patriotic, not political.
Frank Sinatra considered Kate Smith the best singer of her time, and said that when he and a million other guys first heard her sing "God Bless America" on the radio, they all pretended to have dust in their eyes as they wiped away a tear or two.
The old Imperial Lanes bowling alley location on Summer Ave
Here is one that I knew that I had somewhere.
Have wanted to find it for months now .
The other day I found it and played it for the first time in years
Just as good as I remembered it
Great album !
1953 Pontiac Chieftain with light up orange hood ornament.
Local Memphis group Tommy Burk and the Counts - Hear them on Sunny 1210
The passing of Chuck Berry
photo credit ;
Rolling Stone magazine
May 4 ,2017
comp by Hard Rock Casino Biloxi , Miss.
Please pass this along to Dr. Flinn.
I’m sure that he will enjoy it.
On the morning of June 6, 1944, Allied forces staged an enormous assault on German positions on the beaches of Normandy, France. The invasion is often known by the famous nickname “D-Day,” yet few people know the origin of the term or what, if anything, the “D” stood for. Most argue it was merely a redundancy that also meant “day,” but others have proposed everything from “departure” to “decision” to “doomsday.” Why was it called D-Day?
The story of “C.C. Rider.” The very first to call out the name was pioneering blues babe Ma Rainey. In 1924 she waxed a number called “See See Rider.” That’s S-e-e S-e-e. She wasn’t sayin’ a name, she was tellin’ you to look out. Ma Rainey was the first to record it, but those in the know figure the Wee Bea Booze version to be “the original one”. In all, there’s been over a hundred different versions of CC Rider recorded. Mitch Ryder, Lead Belly, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Elvis, the Everly Brothers. Over a hundred versions–and every version has it’s own interpretation. Some say C.C. is an Easy Rider, a good lover. Others say C.C.’s a freeloader. Maybe it’s a train—the Colorado Central—or maybe someone who hitches a ride on those rails. Probably the most famous recording of “C.C. Rider” comes from Chuck Willis, a rock n’ roll pioneer known for comin’ up with a dance called the stroll.
Olive Branch, MS
hello to all ;
Here is our Chuck Willis record collection
on the Atlantic label
In order of release
1. It's Too Late ( She's Gone )written by Chuck Willis
2. Juanita / C W co-writer
3. C.C. Rider / C W writer
4. love me Cherry / C W writer
5. My Crying Eyes / flip side / I M O / both hits / Betty and Dupree
both written by C W
6. Thunder and Lightning C W writer
7. Hang up my Rock & Roll Shoes / C Willis writer
I M O another 2 sider / What am I Living For
that's the last Chuck Willis record that I bought
This is one of our 11 year old listeners!