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Elvis Presley Inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame

November 30, 2012



Elvis Presley, among other Memphis music greats, were inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame Thursday evening during a musical tribute held at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Memphis.

According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, Priscilla Presley accepted on behalf of Elvis and noted that Elvis' musical influences included several of his fellow inductees.

"I know he would be humbled and pleased to be included in standing with them tonight at this inaugural event," said Priscilla in a video message presented during the ceremony.

Memphis is often known as the cradle for legendary musicians in blues, soul, and rock 'n' roll. Sponsored by the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, the ceremony consisted of 25 inductees who maintained strong ties to the Memphis community and were pioneers in the music industry. Other Memphians honored were Sun Studio founder Sam Phillips, DJ Dewey Phillips, blues legends B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, and Isaac Hayes, among many others.

Read more about the induction ceremony by visiting CommercialAppeal.com. The Memphis Music Hall of Fame is under the administration of the Smithsonian-developed Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. More details about the new inductees are available at MemphisMusicHallofFame.com. Also, plan your own rock 'n' roll pilgrimage to Graceland with our free online trip planner!