MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Sun Studio was the site for a meeting of two rock ‘n’ roll legends this week.
Photos of the meeting started to leak onto social media Wednesday. Jagger made it official, posting a photo to his Twitter account the next day.
Rolling Stone magazine reported that Jagger was in town making preparations for an upcoming biopic on Sam Phillips he is producing. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio.
Phillips, the recording engineer who opened Sun Studio in 1950, is credited with discovering a young Elvis Presley and giving an early boost to a wave of rock and blues musicians, including Lewis, Carl Perkins and B.B. King.
Jagger and Lewis joined up for a duet of the Stones’ “Dead Flowers” on Lewis’ recent recording, “Mean Old Man.”
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So I was 5/6 years old my first & only encounter with #MickJagger. He sat in with my dad #BobbyBlueBland and had his harmonica. I was playing double drums if you could call it that next to my brother #TonyColeman. Mick blew his harmonica right in my left ear. I was a bit warm about that. Years later I grow up to realize just not how awesome it is to have a father like I do but the experience of having Mick Jagger on a stage that I was on too. So tonight thanks to my #BealeStreet family of @bluescitycafe I got the chance to share that story with Mick. However he shared his stories of loving my pops, and speaking so highly of him and taking a break from his evening to seriously engage me in conversation. Thank you Mick! You truly are a rock icon, gentleman, & much like @therealbuddyguy one #BMF #RoddBland #Blues #RocknRoll #Memphis #BealeStreet #BluesCityCafe