Remembering Chips Moman


Remembering Chips Moman

June 14, 2016

Chips Moman died on Monday, June 13, 2016. Chips founded American Sound Studio in Memphis where over 100 hit songs were recorded between 1967 and 1972. 

In 1969, Moman produced Elvis’ album, “From Elvis in Memphis,” and the hit songs "In the Ghetto," "Suspicious Minds" and "Kentucky Rain” with the studio’s house band The Memphis Boys. Other artists who recorded at American Sound Studio included Aretha Franklin, Bobby Womack, Neil Diamond, Dusty Springfield, B. J. Thomas, Petula Clark, Joe Tex, Roy Hamilton and The Box Tops. 

We were honored to welcome Chips to Elvis Week and Graceland on many occasions to celebrate his work,  including his first time with us in 2009 where he was recognized along with The Memphis Boys by the Memphis Grammy chapter for their pioneering work on "Suspicious Minds.” In 2014, they were also honored with a Shelby County historical marker on the site where American Studios once stood and Chips was inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.

To learn more about Chips and his career, click here.