#TBT The Muscle Shoals Legacy of FAME, IV

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#TBT The Muscle Shoals Legacy of FAME, IV

“The Muscle Shoals Legacy of FAME” isn’t the same telling of the FAME story you know. Rather, this story is about the impact Florence Alabama Music Enterprises, the recording studio and publishing company, had on the community that surrounded it and how it changed the next fifty years of music in Muscle Shoals. I couldn’t make all of the photos that I had at my disposal work in the book, and over the next couple of weeks, I’ll try to provide a little more context for this story with some of the photos that I couldn’t use.

There’s plenty to be said about Iguana Party in the book, but many of the photos couldn’t reach the resolution needed for print. In this set, Bo Bice is fronting the La Fonda house band at a 16th birthday party for Alecia Elliott (also shown fronting the band). Barry Billings, guitarist, and Alecia will join me for an event at Florence-Lauderdale Public Library on July 24 at 2 p.m. to talk about that time period.

I’ll be signing copies of “The Muscle Shoals Legacy of FAME” at Alabama Booksmith on June 29. They will have an exclusive hardcover edition of the book for sale, which you can reserve here. You can also preorder on Amazon here. I have also created a Spotify playlist that offers a little more context for the time period the book covers. Subscribe to it here.

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