Booker T & The MGs
Booker T and the MGs are an instrumental soul band that emerged in the 1960s, and are cited as one of the most influential bands of all time, part of the Memphis Soul scene.
They are best known for the funky ''Green Onions'' that reached No. 3 in the U.S Charts in 1962 and has since been used in numerous films.
The band were also Stax Records' house band and played on hundreds of recordings by the likes of Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding and Sam and Dave.
Aside from this they also had hits with ''Soul Limbo'', ''Hip Hug-Her'' and ''Time Is Tight'', and were inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame in 1992.
Their original members were Booker T. Jones on organ and piano, Steve Copper on guitar, Lewie Steinberg on bass and Al Jackson Junior on drums, but the band have undergone several line-up changes in the near-50 years they have been playing together.
Booker T and the MGs still perform live, in both their own right and as the successful backing band they have made their own.
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