Legendary Soul Musician Honored During Event At Medtronic

(Memphis) Legendary Memphis songwriter and producer David Porter is sharing his plans for revitalizing the music and entertainment industry in Memphis.

Porter spoke Wednesday to employees and guests at Medtronic Spine during a Black History Month event.

The Memphis-based medical device maker and its African-American Employee Resource Group, MECCA, invited Porter to be the keynote speaker for a “Legends of Memphis Celebration.”

Porter is a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis.

Years later, he teamed up on hit songs and music production with Isaac Hayes at Stax Records.

They wrote classics such as “Soul Man,” and “Hold On, I’m Coming.”

In 2005, Porter was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Last year, Porter launched his “Consortium, MMT” (Memphis Music Town).

Porter’s goal is to groom a new generation of Memphis Soul music talent.

5 comments

  • 1midtownmike

    A European American Employee Resource Group would be racist.

    The current exhibit regarding race @ The Pink Palace museum says we’re all the same in the name of political correctness yet the politically correct will tell you affirmative action is justified.

    Hypocrisy. Simple as that.

    • ihateallthingssnowbeastattiud

      The hypocrisy of you filthy racists is hilarious. You have Knights of Columbus, The Shriners, numerous white fraternities and sororities, Aryan Brotherhood, The Masons and to many to list. Shall I go on? Bottom line as my granny say..”When a redneck talk count his lies and laugh? You are a complete fool and an athetist and coward. Lol

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