Mad Lad Performs Tonight! 

Over 40 years ago, John Gary Williams sang lead on Stax-Volt hits "The Sidewalk Surf," and "Don’t Have to Shop Around."

Tonight he'll give a rare local performance at the View, part hotel bar, part juke joint inside the Executive Inn at 3222 Airways Boulevard.The night of live music is scheduled to begin at 7p.m. and will feature other acts to be announced. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Call 312-0592 for more information.

Williams participated in the militant local civil rights organization the Black Invaders, which, Williams says, hindered his show business career. Williams was drafted during the Vietnam War, and later worked in a meat-packing plant in Waterloo, Iowa, and drove a taxi in L.A.

Keep the Flyer Free!

Always independent, always free (never a paywall),
the Memphis Flyer is your source for the best in local news and information.

Now we want to expand and enhance our work.
That's why we're asking you to join us as a Frequent Flyer member.

You'll get membership perks (find out more about those here) and help us continue to deliver the independent journalism you've come to expect.


Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Blogs

Tiger Blue

Tigers 28, SMU 18

Beyond the Arc

Grizzlies Defeat Kings 112-104

Hungry Memphis

Zopita's on the Square to open Nov. 19

We Saw You

Indie Film Fest, Grilled Cheese Fest, Adapt-A-Door and more!

Hungry Memphis

Little Italy Opening Downtown

News Blog

Seven Vie for Vacant District 1 Council Seat

News Blog

Group of White Women Test Mall’s No Hoodie Policy

Hungry Memphis

The Nine Now Open

Fly On The Wall Blog

What’s Kids in the Hall Co-Founder Kevin McDonald Doing in Memphis?

Hungry Memphis

Gordon Ramsay's in Memphis to Save a Restaurant!

ADVERTISEMENT

Readers also liked…

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2018

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation