CHUCK BERRY Released Original MEMPHIS this Day 1959
It was later a bigger hit as an instrumental by Lonnie Mack, and then as a vocal by Johnny Rivers, but Chuck Berry wrote and recorded the original version of MEMPHIS. Berry's version was released on single this day in 1959 as "Memphis, Tennessee." It was also included in the Alan Freed film Go, Johnny, Go. Chuck also performed the song in the film, and that clip can be seen by clicking below.