Fallon, Richards to Attend Memphis Music Hall of Fame Induction

By Andy Meek

Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” and Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards will be among the attendees at this weekend’s Memphis Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts.

Fallon is inducting his friend and fellow entertainer Justin Timberlake at the Saturday, Oct. 17, event. Richards is set to induct rock guitar pioneer Scotty Moore, a part of the early lineup backing Elvis Presley.

Entertainers set to perform as part of the induction ceremony include guitarist Steve Cropper, a former member of Booker T. and the MGs; drummers Jim Keltner and Steve Jordan; blues vocalist Tracy Nelson; R&B artist Melanie Fiona and Charlie Rich Jr., the son of famed musician and singer Charlie Rich.

This year, the Memphis Music Hall of Fame is honoring inductees Alberta Hunter, Al Jackson Jr., Scotty Moore, Charlie Rich, Sam & Dave and Justin Timberlake. Sam Moore of Sam & Dave and Timberlake are scheduled to attend.

The Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum administers the annual Memphis Music Hall of Fame announcement and induction, in cooperation with other music organizations and attractions in Memphis.