If Memphis is the birthplace of rock 'n' roll, it certainly spent its adolescence along U.S. Highway 67. Known today as Rock 'n' Roll Highway 67, it runs from Newport, Arkansas to the Missouri border. It is here that the first rock 'n' rollers honed their skills, playing the small towns along the two-lane road.Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins--Sun Records' "Million Dollar Quartet"--were just a few of the young musicians who performed their early music in the school gyms, honky-tonks, and clubs that dotted Highway 67 with such colorful names as Bloody Bucket, Silver Moon, Porky's Rooftop, and the Skylark Drive In Theater.In these pages, author Vicki Pasmore takes you on a guided tour of the Rock 'n' Roll Highway to meet some of the performers who gave it its name.
Stars of the Rock 'n' Roll Highway
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