MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE

Latest update on 07/04/2017

Artist: Chuck Berry
Author: Chuck Berry
Label: Chess
Year: 1959

Covers:

1959:

Pat Boone

1962:

Beatles [Decca recording]

1963:

Elvis Presley

1963:

Jan & Dean

1963:

Dave Berry

1963:

Lonnie Mack [as instrumental Memphis; Top 5 US]

1963:

Rolling Stones

1964:

Johnny Rivers [idem; n°2 US]

1964:

Vince Taylor [Top 5 Fr]

1964:

Billy Lee Riley

1964:

Bernd Spier [n°1 GER]

1964:

Eddy Mitchell

1964:

Danyel Gerard [in French]

1965:

Animals

1965:

Barbarians

1965:

Buck Owens

1969:

Dave Clark Five

1971:

Faces

1977:

John Cale

1981:

Sylvie Vartan [als Je ne suis pas d'ici]

1993:

Silicon Teens

1996:

Johnny Hallyday [as Memphis est loin d'ici]

2009:

James Taylor

Songs about wishing to be connected with the beloved one on the other side of the telephone line exist since telephone lines first became operational, with Tin Pan Alley tearjerker Hello Central, Give Me Heaven (1901) as probably the oldest example.

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