Monday, June 27, 2011

A Nice Surprise

The Tennessean: "Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer Dickey Lee started getting unexplained royalty checks in the mail recently for 'Memphis Beat,' a Jerry Lee Lewis cut he co-wrote 50 years ago.

Then he got a call from BMI last month asking him to fly to Los Angeles and receive an award for the song. Come to find out, “Memphis Beat” was rerecorded by fellow Nashville resident Keb’ Mo’ and was being used as the theme song on TNT’s show of the same name.

Lee never knew."


  1. Anonymous8:23 AM

    Now if only Paris Hilton would record "Patches"...


  2. Wow. Well, at least a fella can dream.

  3. "I Saw Linda Yesterday" -- one of my early-'60s favorites.