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Memphis cradle of Blues
3 October, 2019 - 14 October, 2019
Bar Cal Pintxo
Opening day on the 3rd of october at 20h
Memphis is the cradle city of rock since, in 1954, a young 19-year-old cameraman named Elvis Aron Presley recorded, at 706 of Union Avenue (or, what is the same, the legendary Sun Records) what is commonly considered the first rock disc of history. But this would not have been possible if, before, the city had not been one of the cradles of the Blues, and the place where some of the first classics of the genre were recorded.
Even nowadays, the city, located next to the Mississippi, is a vibrant musical epicenter full of not only Museums that reminiscent of its glorious past, but also musical venues and recording studios that constantly carry them every day to musicians from all over the world.
But Memphis is much more than a “sacred city” for rock and blues lovers. It is also – to mention just two examples – one of the key scenarios in the civil rights struggle in the U.S. and the place where they assassinated Martin Luther King.
At the beginning of the same year, one of the members of the Organizing Committee of the Festival was able to fulfill, after four decades, an old dream: to step on its streets and visit the stages of all these events. The exhibition of photos that can be seen in Cal Pintxo is a summary, commented, of the most outstanding memories of this trip.