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.