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Published: 2012/10/30

Jim Dickinson Enters Memphis Hall of Fame

The legendary Memphis-based producer and musician Jim Dickinson will be posthumously honored as one of the inaugural 25 inductees to the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. Organized by the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, the first round of those honored included Elvis Presley, Issac Hayes, Otis Redding and Jerry Lee Lewis. Big Star drummer Jody Stephens, whose record Third/Sister Lovers Dickinson produced, made the announcement. Dickinson’s wife Mary commented on the announcement and Stephen’s surprise:

When dear Jody Stephens announced Jim’s name as one of 25 inaugural inductees in the Memphis Music Hall of Fame as established by the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, he was holding this guitar like a regular guitar. When he flipped it over there was Jim’s name. I felt blessed to bepart of this ceremony on Jim’s behalf, as he took his place (in absentia)with Elvis, Dewey, Sam Phillips, B.B. King, Otis Redding, among others, as one of the original members of the Memphis Hall of Fame.

While not as familiar a name as Sam Phillips or Glyn Johns, Dickinson’s career was prolific and impactful as he worked with everyone from The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan to newer bands such as The Replacements and his sons’ band, The North Mississippi Allstars. A comprehensive obituary by lauded rock journalist Bob Mehr can be found here. Additionally, a Q&A that Relix did with Jim Dickinson can be found here.

What’s promising to be a star-studded ceremony will be held on November 29 at the Cannon Center in Memphis. Tickets can be purchased here.

Photo courtesy of Glenn Goodman

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