MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The sign that once graced the front of one
of Memphis' best-known recording studios is back at the site where
Stax Record Co. once stood.
The 6-by-5-foot, 850-pound sign was taken away when the studio
at College and McLemore streets was demolished in 1989.
Now, the sign will be among the items displayed at a music
museum being built at the old Stax site.
The studio opened in 1960 and produced some of Memphis' most
famous rock 'n' roll and rhythm and blues recordings. Artists
working for Stax included Isaac Hayes, Albert King, Otis Redding
and Rufus and Carla Thomas.
The sign was salvaged by the Mud Island River Park when the
studio was torn down. The park sent the sign to the Stax museum in
exchange for another piece of Memphis music memorabilia. That piece
has not yet been determined.
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