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   Concert by Musician/Songwriters Dan Penn and Bobby Emmons

   Date : Thursday, 28 February 2013       From : 7:30pm   To : 9:30pm
   Category : Arts       Location : McCallum Ballroom/ Crain Reception Hall

   Event Description :

Sponsored by Rhodes' Mike Curb Institute for Music, the concert begins at 7:30 in the McCallum Ballroom. General admission tickets of $10 are available online at

Penn's contributions to American music are vast and legendary. In the early 1960s, he became an architect of the recording scene in Muscle Shoals, Ala. before moving to Memphis' American Studios in 1966. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, he was a fixture on the Country, Pop and R&B charts. Everyone from Aretha Franklin to Janis Joplin to Ronnie Milsap recorded his songs, and Penn became the primary producer for American's breakout pop group The Box Tops, led by Alex Chilton.

Starting with their #1 hit "The Letter," Penn helped create the group's recordings and wrote their smash "Cry Like A Baby." That song and many others in Penn's catalog of classics "The Dark End of The Street," "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man," "Im Your Puppet" have become enduring standards for a wide variety of singers. Penn is a remarkable vocalist in his own right, and in recent years has toured to great acclaim and released well-received recordings.

Born in Mississippi, Emmons came to Memphis in the late 1950s and joined the Bill Black Combo, a pioneering R&B group that toured the world and became the staff musicians for Hi Records. Emmons later became a member of the house band at American Studios, where he played on classic hits by everyone from Neil Diamond to Dusty Springfield, from Wilson Pickett to Elvis Presley. Emmons then moved to Nashville, where he remained an in-demand player and songwriter for many of countrys biggest stars.

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