Rick Hall, the co-founder of FAME music studios and author of the new autobiography, “The Man from Muscle Shoals: My Journey from Shame to Fame,” will share stories of his experiences in the industry breaking music and racial barriers throughout the state and the nation. This special book signing event will feature photo opportunities with Rick Hall and excerpts from the Muscle Shoals documentary.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Page & Palette Bookstore
32 S. Section Street, Fairhope, AL 36532 Limited Seating
Meet Rick Hall, the “Father of the Muscle Shoals Sound” and the unofficial father of the funky, catchy and distinctively Southern vibe of music that helped define a generation.Seemingly from its founding, Hall’s FAME Studios and Muscle Shoals itself—a rural town of 8000 residents—became an almost mystical breeding ground for transcendent music; inexplicably attracting the biggest names in music history to fly in for creative recording sessions produced and engineered by Rick Hall. In many cases, this launched their careers:
• Pillars like Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett
• Groups like The Osmonds, Alabama and the Allman Brothers
• Pioneers like Mac Davis, Clarence Carter, and Arthur Alexander
• Superstar solo artists like Paul Anka, Liza Minneli, Tom Jones, Andy Williams, Bobbie Gentry and many more
• W.C. Handy and Sam Phillips were both born in the Muscle Shoals area
But now you will know the rest of the story.
And now, Heritage Builders is proud to release the official autobiography of Rick Hall; an eye-opening first-hand account of one of music’s most fascinating untold stories, and a telling portrait of the “imperfect perfectionist” who’s forever intertwined into the fabric of music history.