IF you live in Maritzburg and you love rock ‘n roll then you simply can’t afford to miss Memphis55, the new smash-hit tribute show inspired by the 1955 collaboration between rock’n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins!
The show will be staged at the Rhumbelow Theatre at the Allan Wilson Shellhole in Alan Paton Avenue, Pietermaritzburg at 2pm on Sunday, February 28.
The music will be performed by The Black Lapels – Rob Warren on guitar and vocals, Garth Warren on bass and vocals, Gareth Gale on drums, and Greg Bedford on lead guitar.
Memphis55, which follows on from the successful Johnny Cash show presented by this team two years ago, centres on Presley, Cash, Lewis and Perkins, who met in 1955 at the famed Sun Records. Under legendary producer Sam Phillips, the quartet went on to tour through out the Americas and the world and changed the course of music history inspiring a new generation of musicians including The Beatles, The Who, The Rolling Stones and many more! Paul McCartney noted that ‘if there were no Carl Perkins there would have been no Beatles’.
Memphis55 is combination show, history lesson and homage to the visionaries that gave birth to rockabilly and rock ’n’ roll.
The song sheet includes: BlueSuede Shoes, That’s Alright, Cry Cry Cry, reat Balls Of Fire, Walk The Line, Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On, Who Do You Love?, Matchbox, Folsom Prison Blues, Hound Dog, Jail House Rock and many many more.
Tickets are R140 (R120 for pensioners and tables of eight or more). Bring food picnic baskets but no drinks. There is a cash bar. The venue opens 90 minutes before show.
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