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Elvis Presley to be Inducted into Memphis Music Hall of Fame

October 17, 2012

Elvis Presley is among the first 25 inductees for the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. The Memphis Rock n' Soul Museum said Tuesday that the inaugural class for the Memphis Music Hall of Fame will be inducted Nov. 29.

The group of inductees were chosen by the Nominating Committee of Local and National Music Professionals, including studio owners, producers, authors, and historians. Memphis has long been known as the home to music's most original creators working in all genres such as the blues, rockabilly and rock 'n' roll, among many others.  

According to the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, "The King of Rock 'n' Roll exploded world culture, becoming arguably the greatest musician of all time. Starting at Memphis' Sun Studios, his exposure to gospel, country, and soulful African-American blues created a new musical genre which shook the planet."

Others honored were blues guitarist B.B. King, blues pioneer W.C. Handy, Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, R&B singers Al Green, Isaac Hayes and Booker T. and the MGs.

The Memphis Music Hall of Fame is under the administration of the Smithsonian-developed Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. To learn more about the list of inductees or to tour the museum, visit Also, plan your own trip to Graceland to learn about the King of Rock 'n' Roll with our free online trip planner!