Steve Cropper
Born October 21, 1941
in Willow Springs, MO
Guitarist /Songwriter

Play It Steve. A 50 Year
Musical Journey
with Steve Cropper
November 1, 2006
Ryman Auditorium
Nashville Tennessee

Performances by:
John Anderson
Ray Benson
T. Graham Brown
James Burton
Felix Cavaliere
Beth Nielson Chapman
Mark Farner
Peter Gallagher
John Kay
Delbert McClinton
Randy Owen
Lee Roy Parnell
Trick Pony
Danny Shirley
B.J. Thomas
Ray Vega

Plus Special
Surprise Guests
Pictures from this show
were taken by
Tony Beasley.
See more of Tony's
pictures on his MySpace

Tony Beasley, is a
Nashville bass player
and a  regular at the
Play It Again Jam,
a Nashville Tennessee
Musicians Jam

Check out Tony's website
for video and
photography work as well
as the Skynyrd DVD done
by Tony and Ronnie's
childhood pal
Gene Odom. He
is now working on Lynyrd
Skynyrd/ The Anthology.

Pictures by Tony Beasley
Steve Cropper
John Anderson
Randy Owens
John Kay
Lee Roy Parnell
from Alabama
from Steppenwolf
* Ryman Auditorium *
Wednesday November 1, 2006 : Nashville, Tennessee
Steve Cropper
A 50 Year Musical Journey
See our:
The Beatles Tennessee Connections
featuring Tennessee connections to The Beatles. Read about the Beatles Memphis concert as told by the
Tennessean and how they almost recorded Revolver in Memphis, partly because of Steve Cropper
Text from the Tennessean Newspaper
"The musical performance of the long-haired Englishmen was hard to judge as the shrieks and screams of the paying guest almost drowned
them out."  During a between-shows press conference, McCartney noted that "little things like money" had prevented the Beatles from recording
what would become the album "Revolver" at Stax in Memphis. Lennon said The Beatles admiration for the guitar playing of
Steve Cropper was
one of the reasons they wanted to record in Memphis. However, Atlantic Vice President Gerald Wexler told The Commercial Appeal that Beatles
manager Brian Epstien cancelled tentative plans for a two-week studio session at Stax because "he was not pleased with the security and
housing plans he found during a one-day visit to Memphis."