The 2014 honorees have been announced for induction into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. Among the nine luminaries who will be welcomed into the institution this fall at the Hall's third annual induction ceremony are rock 'n' roll pioneer Carl Perkins , acclaimed soul singer Ann Peebles , renowned producer/songwriters Chips Moman and Al Bell , blues great Furry Lewis , folk singer/songwriter Jesse Winchester and influential power-pop band Big Star .
The inductees were announced this past week at a press conference held at Memphis' Hard Rock Café Beale Street. A Memphis Music Hall of Fame museum and exhibit currently is under construction and is expected to open early next year at 126 Beale Street, the former site of Lansky Bros., a famous clothing store known for providing outfits for such rock 'n' roll legends as Elvis Presley , Jerry Lee Lewis , Roy Orbison and others. Memphis' Hard Rock Café is scheduled to reopen at the same location this Thursday.
In conjunction with their induction, every new honoree will be celebrated with their own tribute page on the Memphis Music Hall of Fame's website, and will receive the Mike Curb Award, the Memphis Hall's official trophy.
The nine new inductees join 38 previous honorees, including Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Otis Redding , Al Green , Isaac Hayes , Booker T. and The MG's , ZZ Top , The Staple Singers , B.B. King , Sun Records founder Sam Phillips , Johnny Cash , Albert King , Carla Thomas and The Bar-Kays .
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