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Music Veterans Sit Down for Public Forum on Rock and Roll in Memphis

March 28, 2012


Peter Guralnick, author of "Last Train to Memphis" and "Careless Love"

Three men influential to Memphis music and connected to the local sound of the Bluff city will sit down for a public conversation about the history of rock and roll in Memphis.

According to the Commercial Appeal, author and music writer Peter Guralnick will be joined by Knox Phillips, Sam Phillips' son and Memphis music producer, and Mike Curb, a songwriter and music producer based out of Nashville. The three will be in a discussion called "Sun, Sam Phillips, and the Spirit of Memphis Music."

Peter Guralnick is the author of "Last Train to Memphis" and "Careless Love," about Elvis' life, and wrote the documentary "Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll," about the Sun Records founder.

Knox Phillips, Sam Phillips' oldest son and a Memphis music producer, received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 from the local chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Science that oversees the Grammy awards.

Mike Curb, a songwriter and music producer, is chairman of Curb Records in Nashville. The Mike Curb Institute for Music at Rhodes was founded in 2006 through a gift from Curb's family foundation.

The event will be free to the public and will be held at the Bryan Campus Life Center on the Rhodes campus at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 29. Read the entire event posting at the Commercial Appeal and visit alumni.rhodes.edu/curbconversation to register for "Sun, Sam Phillips, and the Spirit of Memphis Music."