# Music history
Old Musician Recalls Opening Night at CBGB's
I swear that the following statements are true. I attended the 7th game of the 1955 World Series and witnessed Sandy Amoros make "the catch" that sealed the win for the Dodgers. I was at the game when Roger Maris hit his 61st home run. And I watched live at the Polo Grounds in NY when Jimmy Pearsall hit his 100th career home run and ran the bases backwards.
Muscle Shoals, Alabama: A Small Town That Gave Birth To Big Music (Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin)
Muscle Shoals Alabama is the kind of place music lovers go crazy for. Here is where groups like the Rolling Stones and even Aretha Franklin have come to record hits at Fame Recording Studios, which is still fully operational today and working with some of the best musicians in the country.
Visiting The Birthplace of Elvis: Tupelo, MS
We continue our music tour of the south with a stop in Tupelo, Mississippi, the birthplace of ELVIS PRESLEY! They still have the two-room house where he was born and spent the first several years of his life, as well as the church where he was first exposed to Gospel music. You can see a beautiful fountain, garden, and sculptures created to honor the icon at the birthplace site. Downtown, the hardware store where he got his first guitar – a gift for his 11th birthday – still operates today! They’ve even marked the exact spot where he stood as the store employee handed him the guitar and he strummed his first notes. And what do you have for lunch when visiting the birthplace of The King? Fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches, of course! Taking Care of Business – or “TCB,” as Elvis would say.