It Came From Memphis
Robert Gordon begins where most chroniclers of the music world end and spins a magical fairy tale peopled with Delta bluesmen, a peanut vendor, a matinee cowboy, a professional wrestler, and a manic deejay. It Came From Memphis doesn't focus on Elvis, Al Green, or the Sun/Stax studios. Instead it creeps into the shadows cast by those institutions, concentrating on artists like Jim Dickinson and Alex Chilton, and bands like the MarKeys and Big Star. Gordon limns, with respect and the fascination born of true devotion, the story of white teenagers caught in the middle of an extraordinary confluence of music, entrepreneurship, to usher in an exciting new musical form. The result is a rock 'n' roll and Memphis -- its alma mater.
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I want to know why there was so much about Campbell kensinger in the book. Kensinger was a thug and a bully,
A police informant. A total sociopath.
Glorifying him only sends a bad message to younger readers.
I knew him well. I never wanted to be his buddy but to reject him was signing a death warrant ( or should I say I really good ass whipping).
In my opinion there was nothing good about kensinger.
Kensinger was never in Vietnam. Yeah he was in the Marines during the Cuban Missile crisis, he didn't train any killers because he was constantly in the brig.
He probably did get out on the Section 8 but I'm not positive of that.
I wanted to let you know that Mack McCollum is alive and well. So to me Mr. Robert Gordon's book may have a few more facts that are not correct. I know Mack is alive and well because I sat next to him at the kitchen table and had a long talk. He informed me that he is a ghost and of course I had to look up the part in this book where he was supposedly gunned down. Mr. Gordon I would like to know where you got this information.
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