'Class Of 55'

September 20, 1985

I was here when it happened. I watched Memphis give birth to rock and roll.

— Carl Perkins singing on the album "Class of 55 Rock & Roll Homecoming," recorded in Memphis.

Photo:
LEFT to RIGHT: Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and producer Chips Moman sing during the recording of the "Class Of 55", a reunion album that Moman recorded using four legnedary rock 'n rollers that got their starts in Memphis. The face between Cash and Moman is lead guitar player Reggie Young. This scene took place at Moman's old American Recording Studio on North Thomas. (Dave Darnell/The Commercial Appeal)

Photo:
LEFT to RIGHT: Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and producer Chips Moman sing during the recording of the "Class Of 55", a reunion album that Moman recorded using four legnedary rock 'n rollers that got their starts in Memphis. The face between Cash and Moman is lead guitar player Reggie Young. This scene took place at Moman's old American Recording Studio on North Thomas. (Dave Darnell/The Commercial Appeal)

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