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Highway 61| US music history

Memphis - Beale Street is the street where most of the most important live music venues in Memphis are located. In the early 1900s, Beale Street was filled with many clubs, restaurants and shops, many of them owned by African-Americans.WC Handy wrote a song called " Beale Street Blues " in 1916. From the 1920s to the 1940s, Louis Armstrong , Muddy Waters , Albert King , Memphis Minnie , BB King , Rufus Thomas , Rosco Gordon and other blues and jazz legends played on Beale Street