Booker T. and the MGs join Musicians Hall of Fame

By JOHN GEROME, AP Entertainment Writer John Gerome, AP Entertainment Writer – 53 mins ago

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Guitarist Duane Eddy picked his rumbling “Peter Gunn” instrumental and Rolling Stone Keith Richards jammed with The Crickets on “Not Fade Away” as a host of musicians and producers were honored during the Musicians Hall of Fame induction ceremony Tuesday.

“Here was a unit that could operate together, and it turned us all on,” said Richards, who also sat-in with the group for “Peggy Sue” and “That’ll Be the Day.” “Without them we would be nowhere. The whole idea of any of us anywhere else sprung from this idea of these guys we loved.”

Richards, who formally inducted The Crickets, best known as Buddy Holly’s band, said that without them “you probably wouldn’t have the Beatles, and you wouldn’t have the Stones.”

Joining Eddy and the Crickets as new inductees were the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, Booker T. and the MGs, the Memphis Horns, rock producer/musician Al Kooper and Nashville producer Billy Sherrill.

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Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section

The Memphis Horns
The Memphis Horns

Al Kooper (Left) and Bob Dylan (Right)

Billy Sherrill

Billy Sherrill

Duane Eddy

Duane Eddy


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