The Memphis Music Hall of Fame today announced nine inductees. The list includes Lil Hardin Armstrong, Al Bell, Big Star, John Fry, Walter “Furry” Lewis, Chips Moman, Ann Peebles, Carl Perkins, and Jesse Winchester. Inductees will be honored this fall at the Hall’s annual ceremony.
Hall officials also discussed the construction of a Hall of Fame exhibit and museum at 126 Beale Street, where the former Lansky Brothers clothing store is being renovated as the new site of the Memphis Hard Rock Cafe, which will also house the Memphis Music Hall of Fame and a Lansky’s retail store. Scheduled to open in early 2015, the museum is described as “fun, educational, interactive experience where guests are able to connect with Memphis’ many legendary musical icons.” It will also showcase memorabilia from many of its inductees. For more, visit www.memphismusichalloffame.com.