“There are cool cats and there are cool Memphis cats but no one, not
Elvis, not Jerry Lee, not even the Wolf came close to epitomizing Memphis
and cool like Jim Dickinson did. He was the Top Cat Daddy, an
inspiration, a mentor and my friend.

If you knew his music and understood his role as one of the links between
black and white culture and between blues and rock and roll, you know what
I'm talking about. If he is unfamiliar to you, now's as good time as any
to get to know him, even though he's checked out of the motel.”

--Joe Nick Patoski

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Memphis Music Hall of Fame

Mary Lindsay Dickinson 
When dear Jody Stephens announced Jim's name as one of 25 inaugural 
inductees in the Memphis Music Hall of Fame as established by the 
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, he was holding this guitar like a regular 
guitar.  When he flipped it over there was Jim's name. I felt blessed to be
part of this ceremony on Jim's behalf, as he took his place (in absentia)
with Elvis, Dewey, Sam Phillips, B.B. King, Otis Redding, among 
others, as one of the original members of the Memphis Hall of Fame.  
John Doyle headed up the group at the Rock 'n' Soul Museum and 
in Memphis who worked for years to pull this together.  The Dickinson
family thanks them.  The Warehouse made us feel welcome;  the house
band was rocking; and a great time was had by all at this press release
party.  A larger star -studded celebration will be held at the Cannon 
Center in Memphis on  November 29, 2012. 
Photograph courtesy of Glenn Goodman

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