Stars of the Rock 'n' Roll Highway
About the Author

Victoria Micklish PasmoreVictoria Micklish Pasmore 
holds undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Art and master's degrees in Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling. She has taught math, art, and special education to K-12 students for thirty years. A native Arkansan living in Mississippi and Wales, she is a world traveler and an enthusiastic fan of rockabilly and early rock 'n' roll music.
Paperback ISBN 978-0-9905971-5-5 $ 12.95

"Pasmore gives recognition to influential and deserving figures ...  who cut their teeth in the industry by playing the small joints along Highway 67."--Kirkus Reviews

56 pages ● 6 x 9”
Interest Level: Grades 5-8 (ages 10-13)
Reading Level: Grades 5-6 (ages 10-11)
Lexile Level: 820L
ATOS Reading Level 6.0
ATOS Interest Level: MG+
BISAC Subjects: JNF007040; JNF007050; BIO004000; BIO002000; JNF025180

    Put on your blue suede shoes and walk the line down the Rock 'n' Roll Highway

    If Memphis is the birthplace of rock 'n' roll, it certainly spent its adolescence along U.S. Highway 67. Known today as Rock 'n' Roll Highway 67, it runs from Newport, Arkansas to the Missouri border. It is here that the first rock 'n' rollers honed their skills, playing the small towns along the two-lane road.

    Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins--Sun Records' "Million Dollar Quartet"--were just a few of the young musicians who performed their early music in the school gyms, honky-tonks, and clubs that dotted Highway 67 with such colorful names as Bloody Bucket, Silver Moon, Porky's Rooftop, and the Skylark Drive In Theater.

    In these pages, author Vicki Pasmore takes you on a guided tour of the Rock 'n' Roll Highway to meet some of the performers who gave it its name.

    Entertainers include:

    • Elvis Presley
    • Sonny Burgess
    • Billy Lee Riley
    • Wanda Jackson
    • Narvel Felts
    • Johnny Cash
    • Conway Twitty
    • Barbara Pittman
    • Sonny Deckelman
    • Teddy Redell
    • Carl Perkins
    • Ronnie Hawkins
    • Joyce Green
    • Larry Donn Gillihan
    • Bobby Lee Trammell
    • Jerry Lee Lewis
    • Bobby Brown
    • Bud Deckelman
    • Carl Mann
    • Charlie Rich