Gene Chrisman

Gene Chrisman was among the celebrated studio musicians from Tennessee who played on countless recordings and helped shape the Memphis Sound during the 1960s and 70s. Gene’s creative drumming style has been cited by percussionists around the world as an influence on their own careers. Chris was the drummer in the California Recording Studio in Memphis, which produced a string of hits for artists such as Willie Nelson and Elvis Presley. For Elvis, Gene played the drums on “Suspicious Minds,” “Kentucky Rain” and “In the Ghetto.”  

Interview Date:
June 18, 2008
Job Title:
Musician

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