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Dr. Flinn;Here are a couple of early Elvis 45 RPM albums on R C A after he signed with them and was released from Sun Records McFarland Collection Shake , Rattle & Roll was a Joe Turner song Lawdy , Miss Clawdy was by Lloyd Price Elvis could cover the black artist songs Steve

Here is some old Billy Lee Riley material in my collection . Billy was a second level Sun Studio recording artist I M O under rated Billy Lee and his band ; The Little Green Men in the late 1950's was the weekend house band at the Starlight Supper Club in Frayser Jimmy Wilson ; piano Martin ( Marty ) Willis ; Sax J. M. Van Eaton ; drums Pat O'Neil ; Base hits ; "My Gal is Red Hot " " Flying Saucers ;Rock And Roll " Band group photo ; live on stage at the Starlight Supper Club 1950's color photo ; circa Oct 2002 ; Steve with The Late , Great Billy Lee Riley ; 50th Anniversary Concert of Sun Studio at the Gibson Guitar Factory Lounge

Here is an early Elvis magz 1956 .25 cents McFarland Collection

Elvis .25 and .35 cent ( price is now up by .10cents ) these 2 were news stand purchases The Atomic Powered is the Rare one it was not for sale on the news stands McFarland Collection

Dr. Flinn, Here are the first 5 records by Elvis on the Sun label Use them if you want to McFarland Collection the first Elvis record ; I did not yet have a driver's license ; must less a car I walked up to Hwy 51 and caught the bus from Millington NAS to Ellis Auditorium and walked from there down Main Street to Beale Street to the Home of the Blues record shop and waited for the first pressing to be delivered the first that came in were 78 RPM and I had just gotten a new 45 RPM R C A record player , so I had to wait a little longer for the 45's to get there # 223 " Mystery Train " the first recording of that song I have is by Little Junior Parker from West Memphis , Ark . if you look ; Parker co-wrote the song Steve

Here is an old photo of a young George Klein ( D J G K ) when he was working at the Millington radio station in the late 1950's I would go over after school and hang out and watch and listen as G K would play the records over the radio air waves One afternoon Elvis and his gang drove out in a long Cadillac limo to see G K I was glad to be there when it happened

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here is another good one for you. Dean’s 75th birthday!.. You got the 50’s 4 minute video I sent with all the still photos about 3 days ago.. See you have it posted on SUNNY1240 but do not see that you put a comment out to the right side that I made to youm concerning it, about our East High School days..... Anyway, here is another one from a DJ friend of mine, Scooter Seagraves, an old Stuttgart, AR classmate of mine. Think you know him. He lives south of Branson at Diamond Lake, Arkansas. We both know Jack Parnell well, but you know THAT too! hi hi Have a good day! - Dr. Sanford Hutson

Dr. Flinn was talking about old Memphis Drive In's on his radio station some days ago 

Here is classic old Memphis postcard Fortune's Drive In

check out that little truck 

- Steve

 

The King of the Memphis Drive In's 

Where the couples would go and park to "make out"

this is for Dr. Flinn 

the top card is postmarked 1962 

53 years ago 

- Steve McFarland 

Wow! look at the Price of the ticket to see the Fab 4 ! and the other awesome artist!

- Connie Warren

Hi George, this our view from our ship, while listening to your station.  Not bad and home town memories at the same time.

- Jerry

"This is Dedicated to the One I Love"

I M O  their biggest , best hit of The 5 Royales and the theme song for Charles Turner and the Famous Vel-Tones at the Plantation Inn in West Memphis, Ark.


"Having Fun with Morris" is not on this album But for sure I have the 45 R P M single this album came from the Home of the Blues record shop 107 Beale St Ruben Cherry because Daddy-O-Dewey Phillips told me to buy my records there 

"Tell Tem Phillips sent you" 
$ 3.98 

 

McFarland collection

- Steve 

Doesn't this just make you SMILE! like Sunny 1210!

- Connie Warren

In the mid-1930's my uncle, Bob Ewing, installed the first frozen custard machine in Memphis across from the Fairgrounds. It was a stand-alone building shaped like an ice-igloo and was called The FROZEN CUSTARD. There were two snowball-tossing bears on either side of the window where one ordered cones of custard. Many years later (1950's) the building was incorporated into the Fairview drive-in restaurant and the original bears were removed and replaced eventually by the ones there now. My uncle worked for the man who innovated the idea of soft ice cream and installed machines all over the eastern part of the U.S. He lived just one block from the Frozen Custard stand at 927 East parkway, That house was just razed in November of 2014. Lots of great memories over the years in that vicinity. Charlie lambert

- Charlie Lambert

Retired and loving it

Dr. George Flinn,

I met you at a Ham Radio breakfast meeting in Bartlett.  

You do have many interests, and in researching, 

I found you are well qualified. 

 

I understand that you are Running for Senator 

and I will probably vote for you.

 

However, TODAY, 

I am voting for you as 

The Man of the Year in Memphis Media,

because of your great contributions 

to the Memphis Media Radio Scene. 

I was lucky to be at work at Pig-A Dilly a couple of times in the early 70's when the Juke Box man came to change out the records!  He would let you buy the ones he took off for 25 cents and give you the record sleeve and the Juke Box label!  I worked there after school 3 days a week.

This is a picture of the Jukebox! in the late 1960's

Year 1904

Madison Ave looking west toward the river.

From where Baptist Hospital would be on the left and Russwood Park on the right

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