Green Onions

Exactly 50 years ago today, Booker T. & the MGs peaked at number 3 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart with the biggest — and I would feel confident in saying most well-known – hit of their career, “Green Onions.”  The band would also score two more Top 10 hits several years later, as “Hang ‘Em High” and “Time Is Tight” peaked at numbers 9 and 6, respectively, in 1969.

Memphis-born frontman Booker T. Jones is still recording and playing music, and in fact, he just played at the Black Swamp Arts Festival in my town of Bowling Green, Ohio, three weeks ago.  For more on Booker T. & the MGs, check out Jones’ official website.

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