Considering Willie Hall of The Bar-Kays, "the Human Metronome" Al Jackson, Jr., Steve Potts of Booker T. & the MGs and Howard Grimes of the Hi Rhythm Section – just to name a few – Memphis has produced some of the greatest drummers to ever pick up sticks.
WHERE TO GO NEXT
All points of interest below are mapped from the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, just steps from the bollards and FedExForum.
Walk 5 minutes
Memphis Music Hall of Fame
Tour the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, where drummers including Willie Hall, Al Jackson, Jr., Howard Grimes and Steve Potts (of Booker T. & the MGs) are immortalized.
Drive 9 minutes
Visit Soulsville, where Willie Hall and Al Jackson, Jr. laid down beats for some of Stax Records’ biggest hits, and where Howard Grimes recorded with Al Green and Ann Peebles at Royal Studios.
Drive 13 minutes
Explore the people, stories and places behind the bollard art outside FedExForum. Use this slider to sneak a peek at everything soul-, funk- and R&B-related, from the art itself to local points of interest.