Monday, February 25, 2008

House of Blues Founder Tigrett Not Pleased With His "Note" On Beale

Posted By on Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Alert readers of MemphisFlyer.com may have already noticed the "comment" posted today by Isaac Tigrett, founder of the Hard Rock Cafe and House of Blues clubs.

Tigrett is the son of the late John Burton Tigrett and he is not happy about an honorary "note" placed on Beale Street honoring him and his father, and most notably his stepmother, Pat Kerr Tigrett.

Here's a sample: "This is a travesty to Memphis Music and an insult to the great contribution of the men and women whose sweat, blood, and god-given talent made Memphis the epicenter of the world's music culture!!! Has the Beale Street Commission lost its mind? Certainly they have lost their credibility with musicians and music fans around the world by succumbing to this absurd mockery of honoring socialites who have never sung a note and never played anything but a radio! I wish to publicly apologize to the citizenry of Memphis and especially the Musicians, Writers and Fans to whom I have dedicated my life's work ..."

Read it all here (scroll down). Suffice it to say, he's royally pissed.

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