Scotty, Bill And D.J. Honored With Memphis Heroes Awards

Following is a press release from the Memphis chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences: First Annual Memphis Awards to be held Tueseday April 13, 2004 The Memphis Chapter of the Recording Academy's first annual Heroes Awards will honor musical pioneers Scotty Moore, D. J. Fontana and the late Bill Black (Elvis' original band); Ike Turner; Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown; and Big Star. The Heroes Award is the highest honor bestowed by an Academy Chapter. It recognizes special individuals who have made significant contributions to America's music and popular culture. Recording Academy chapters have previously honored B. B. King, James Brown, Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Dionne Warwick and Tom Dowd, among others. Established in 1957, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc., also known as the Recording Academy, is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for music and its makers. An organization of musicians, producers and other recording professionals, the Recording Academy is internationally known for the Grammy Awards, and is responsible for numerous groundbreaking outreach, professional development, cultural enrichment, education and human services programs.
Source: EPE - Elvis Presley Enterprises / Updated: Jan 20, 2004 
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Steve Grayson (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2004report abuse
Congratulations to Scotty and D.J. fontana on their awards . it was good to hear that 2 great guys that backed Elvis , during the 50s and 60s get this a\ward.
it was a thrill to see the legendary guitarist that backed -The King in the 50s , a few years back at Wavendon-. He is a great guitarist that lives . I.hope that he is getting well from anillnes he had a few months ago. - I wish him good health and happiness. D.J- you are a star as well. i respect what u and Scottie did for Elvis .- I bet it was great in the 50s and 60s backing the King on recording sessions and on filmsets etc. Once again- congratulations on your achievements and good luck in the future on all u two do. all the best regards to u both.
Keep the Legend/ Memoryof E alive -

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