Memphis is known the world over as an immensely musical city the cradle of the blues , the birthplace of rock n roll and the location of Graceland, Elvis Presley s flamboyant mansion.
Riley B. King
Born: Sep 16, 1925 in Indianola, MS
Performed As: Riley King
Styles: Memphis Blues, Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues, R&B
Instruments: Vocals, Leader, Guitar (Electric), Songwriter
King arrived in Memphis once again in late 1948. This time, he stuck around for a while.
King was soon broadcasting his music live via Memphis radio station WDIA, a frequency that had only recently switched to a pioneering all-black format.