Signing at SpinStreet
On August 14 during Elvis week 2004 in Memphis Scotty
did an autograph signing at at Spin
Street Records on the corner of Poplar and Highland. Spin
Street is a new record store there that in addition to music and films,
sells many autographed sports and fine art items. For a limited
time they are selling "an incredible selection of Elvis-related
fine art, original photographs, gold records and collectible
memorabilia". They had Scotty come down as part of the
promotion and since I was in town I tagged along too.
Jon Hornyak and Scotty with Jon's Gibson L5
A lot of fans had heard about it and came down with
items to be signed. Several brought their old records and guitars,
including Jon Hornyak. Jon is the Executive Director of the
Memphis Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts &
Sciences, Inc. (N.A.R.A.S.), the ones that give out the
Grammy's. This past April they presented Scotty with one of
the first Memphis Music Heroes Awards.
The stage at Spin Street
Autographs at Spin Street
During the presentation last April they also made a
trip out to Spin Street for the unveiling and autographing of new
artwork. At that time they had Scotty, D.J. Fontana and the
Jordanaires sign a large artwork that is part of the backdrop of a stage
there. The stage is frequently used for in-store performances of
Gail Pollock, Andy Weaver and Scotty Moore
Andy Wever and Gail Pollock
In addition to Gail and myself, their friend Andy
Weaver also came along. Andy normally works for Lee Rocker doing
merchandising at a lot of venues. He came all the way out to
Memphis from Los Angeles by bus for the Legends show that weekend at the Cannon
Ctr. Both he and Gail are big Atlanta Braves fans and were pleased to
see the Hank Aaron autographed shirt. Andy took great pride in
reminding me that the Braves were originally a Boston team too.
A lot of the fans also brought their cameras and got
their pictures taken. If you were one of them send us the picture
and we'll put it up. At one point Gail was explaining to a fan the
spelling of her name (Abigail), and Scotty said it was really "Gab-igail".
This necessitated me sitting between them (for Scotty's safety).
James V. Roy
August 18, 2004