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“Superb.” —The New York Times
Like no other music history, It Came From Memphis dishes its tuneful tale with a full context of social issues. From institutional racism to cowboy movies, from manic disc jockeys to Quaalude motorcycle gangs, this story is as unvarnished a history of rock and roll as ever has been written. Stars pass through— Elvis, Aretha, Jerry Lee—but the emphasis is more on the singular achievements of artists like Alex Chilton, Jim Dickinson, Furry Lewis and wrestler Sputnik Monroe. This is a book about the weirdos, winos and midget wrestlers who forged the rock and roll spirit.
The updated and revised edition 25th Anniversary edition of It Came From Memphis by Robert Gordon features more than 80 new photos and a new layout, an updated text featuring more voices, a new foreword by Hanif Abdurraqib, afterword and updated buying recommendations from the author.