Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Herbie O’Mell to receive brass note June 10


From the site:

Entertainment luminary Herb O’Mell will be honored with a Beale Street Brass Note on the historic street’s Walk of Fame on Sunday, June 10, 2012. The event will be from 3:00pm  outside Club 152 on Beale Street.

His note is the 118th to be awarded and he joins honorees that include composers, producers, singers, instrumentalists and music supporters in genres ranging from blues and gospel to jazz and rock.

O’Mell is being honored for his long and varied career in entertainment in Memphis and the Mid-South. His involvement and contributions have been historic and he continues to be active in promoting Memphis music and
entertainment culture.

Here are just a few of his accomplishments:

    He was a founding member of the Memphis NARAS Chapter and he put together the city’s first integrated band.
    He has served on the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission for 25 years, six of them as chairman.

    He’s been personal manager to Jerry Lee Lewis, Ronnie Milsap and Jim Dickinson. He was business manager of Dan Penn and for Chips Moman and his 3-Alarm Studio. He is also producer of the TV show  “Memphis Sounds with George Klein”.

    O’Mell has also been a music promoter and publisher, nightclub operator, casino insider, travel agent, movie location scout, and Little League coach.


  1. Anonymous12:19 PM

    I am going to see Ronnie at a concert this weekend in Savannah, Tn. Haven't seen him since TJ's days, but have always loved his music. Any chance that someone could et me close enough to speak to him? Karen W

  2. Hi Karen -- hope you were able to speak to Ronnie at the concert. It's often hard to speak to folks at shows like this. If not, maybe next time!