History Of Memphis-Based Band "The Heathens"

History Of Memphis-Based Band "The Heathens"

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - Around three years ago, Frank Bruno, a collector of rare Memphis records, purchased a Memphis Recording Services acetate record online. An acetate is basically the mold or first sample copy of record that is made before it is pressed and prepared for retail.

Printed on the acetate was the band name, Heathens, the song title, Steady Girl, and the date, Dec. 8, 1956.

Bruno says luckily someone that owned the record prior to his purchase had typed out all of the band members names. It wasn't much to go on but Bruno being the rare Memphis record collector that he is wanted to figure out who these people were. READ MORE

A Memphis love story, lost for 62 years, is discovered in Sun Studio record

A Memphis love story, lost for 62 years, is discovered in Sun Studio record

On Dec. 4, 1956, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash convened at Sun Studio for a more or less impromptu jam session and intermittent epistemological debate that came to be regarded as a milestone moment in popular music lore. Four days later, five teenagers from East High School entered the same space at 706 Union Ave., gathered around a single microphone and recorded two takes of an original song, “Steady Girl.” Their effort never was released and immediately was forgotten.

Rock Docs: The Story of Memphis’ Black & Wyatt Records

Rock Docs: The Story of Memphis’ Black & Wyatt Records

Black is a pediatric gastroenterologist, and Wyatt is a pediatric nephrologist. They met through their work at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and bonded over their love of music, particularly Memphis rock-and-roll.