Friday, August 10, 2012

All Memphis Music Today in Music History

The late, lead singer of Bread, Jimmy Griffin was born on this day, 8-10-1943. Griffin grew up in Memphis & went to Kingsbury High school. An Academy Award winning songwriter, his musical training began when his parents signed him up for accordion lessons. Dorsey and Johnny Burnette were his neighbors and role models. After the Burnette brothers moved to Los Angeles, California to further their music careers, Griffin went there to visit them, and managed to secure a recording contract with Reprise Records

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All Memphis Music