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    Booker T. & The MG's

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    Genre:Soul, Funk, Rock, R&B, Blues
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    Albums:2
    Songs:22

    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Love Child lyrics
    2You're All I Need To Get By lyrics
    3Lady Madonna lyrics
    4Let's Wait A While lyrics
    5Get Ready lyrics
    6On A Saturday Night lyrics
    7You Keep Me Hangin' On lyrics
    8It's Your Thing lyrics
    9Working In The Coal Mine lyrics
    10You Left The Water Running lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Green Onions [1962]
    2Potato Hole [2009]

    Biography

    The legendary in-house band of the Stax record labels, formed 1962 in Memphis, Tennessee. The band's name is a combination of organist Booker T. Jones' first names and the acronym for Memphis Group, MG.

    The other members are Al Jackson Jr. on drums, Steve Cropper on guitar and Lewis Steinberg on bass, who was replaced by Donald "Duck" Dunn in 1963.

    As well as playing on and producing a stellar amount of records, working with artists like Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and Sam & Dave, they were successful as a band in their own right, with hits like "Green Onions" (1962) and "Hip Hug-Her" (1967).

    The band was effectively disbanded in the early 1970s, when both Cropper and Jones had left the label. A planned reunion in 1975 didn't happen, as Jackson was murdered in October that year. The three remaining members did reunite several times since the late 1980s, often with Jackson's cousin Steve Potts serving as a drummer.

    Booker T & The MG's were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.

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