Dennis Brooks Passes


1 comment

Dennis Brooks, an enthusiastic promoter (in every sense of the word) of Memphis blues and roots music, passed away Tuesday night of a heart attack. He was 59.

Brooks was a past president of the Beale Street Blues Society, which, among other things, sponsored local blues acts in the Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge, including hometown winner Richard Johnston. In addition to Johnston, Brooks was involved in the careers of many area blues artists, including Blind Mississippi Morris and Daniel "Slick" Ballinger. Most recently, Brooks had been promoting concerts at Neil's in Midtown.

A public "Friends of Dennis Brooks" Facebook page has been set up in his memory.


Keep the Flyer Free!

Always independent, always free (never a paywall),
the Memphis Flyer is your source for the best in local news and information.

Now we want to expand and enhance our work.
That's why we're asking you to join us as a Frequent Flyer member.

You'll get membership perks (find out more about those here) and help us continue to deliver the independent journalism you've come to expect.


Showing 1-1 of 1


Add a comment