Still Rockin’ After 45 Years
By JASON PATTERSON
When Jamie Isonhood strolled into Memphis 45 years ago he couldn’t believe what he was seeing – or more importantly what he was hearing.
Music legends like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis had established the city as the music capitol of the world. And while the era of these great artists was in full swing, rising stars like Al Green and Wilson Pickett were busy creating an exciting new sound of their own.
For a young musician from Yazoo County, it was like a dream come true.
“I wish that I had taken a lot of pictures from that time because one day you might see Aretha Franklin and the next it might be Elvis,” Isonhood said. “At the time I guess I just thought it was always going to be that way.”