Memphis Going Down

100 Year History of Memphis Music Originally published as “Goin’ Back to Memphis,” this book was a finalist for the prestigious Gleason Award, previously given out annually by Rolling Stone magazine, BMI, and New York University. The stories in Memphis Going Down are...

Mojo Rising

Mojo Rising: Masters of the Art and Mojo Rising: Contemporary Writers, a two-volume set of short stories written by the South’s greatest writers, were launched at William Faulkner’s home of Rowan Oak in Oxford Mississippi. Standing on the front steps of Faulkner’s...

Petula Clark

Petula Clark recorded two albums with record producer Chips Moman, one in Memphis, the other in Nashville. In an interview with author James L. Dickerson, she commented, “I really would have loved to have worked with Chips again.” When the book was published, the...

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks had to change his appearance somewhat to play the role of Colonel Tom Parker in Baz Luhrmann’s long-awaited movie about Elvis, starring Austin Butler as the King. The movie was filmed in Australia and was forced to take a break for several months because of...