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AVERY PARRISH - Birmingham, Alabama
-Pianist/composer with Erskine Hawkins
-Wrote the classic "After Hours"

DAN PENN - Vernon, Alabama
-Songwriter of hits, "Dark End of the Street," "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man," "Cry Like a Baby"
-Produced Boxtops super hit "The Letter"

HANK PENNY - Birmingham, Alabama
-Western Swing pioneer in 1930's & 40's
-Signature song - "Won't You Ride IN My Little Red Wagon"
-One of the founders of the Palomino Club in North Hollywood

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SAM PHILLIPS-- Florence, Alabama
-Founder of Sun Records
-Discoverer of Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, and Jerry Lee Lewis

WILSON PICKETT-- Prattville, Alabama
-Known as "Wicked, Wicked Wilson Pickett" because of his raucous singing and electrifying stage presence
-Joined the Falcons, a rhythm and blues group, and sang lead on their 1962 hit "I Found A Love"
-Recorded his milestone single, "In The Midnight Hour," with Booker T and the MGs in 1965

SANDY POSEY - Jasper, Alabama
-Her performance of "Born A Woman" in 1966 garnered nominations for Best Vocal Grammy & Best Contemporary Solo Vocal Grammy
-Named Most Promising Female Vocalist by Cash Box & Record World Magazines in 1966

JEANNE PRUETT - Pell City, Alabama
-Songwriter for Marty Robbins, Tammy Wynette, and Conway Twitty
-Success as a vocalist came with recording of "Satin Sheets" in 1973

CURLY PUTMAN-- Princeton, Alabama
-Co-wrote the hit single "He Stopped Loving Her Today" which was named "Song of the Year" two years in a row
-Wrote "Green, Green Grass of Home"

NORBERT PUTNAM - Muscle Shoals, Alabama
-Bass player with the original rhythm section at Fame Studio in Muscle Shoals
-Session work in Nashville with Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Linda Ronstadt, J.J. Cale, etc
-Produced Joan Baez, Jimmy Buffett, John Hiatt and many others

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AchieverStyleInstrumentWorked WithDate Of BirthDate Of DeathPlace Of BirthHome
Pace, BethCountry, Blues, PopVocals2/12/62Sheffield, AL
Page, RichardRockVocals, SongwriterMr. MisterMontgomery, AL
Paige, LillianJazz, BluesVocals Sopranoaka Lillian Goodhue1994Montgomery, AL
Palmi, Madame RoseOperaVocalsFounded Mobile OperaMobile, AL
Panion, HenryClassical, GospelConductorBirmingham Metropolitan OrchesBirmingham, AL
Parham, WarrenJazzSaxophone, PianoBirmingham, AL
Paris, Oren A.GospelJasper, AL
Parker, Ivan RayGospelSongwriter, PublisherParis Music Co.12/21/57Roanoke Rapids, NC
Parker, JerielCountry, BluegrassBass FiddleWarrior River BoysDecatur, AL
Parker, Lee O.Gospel4/25/45Jackson, MSAL
Parrish, AveryJazzPiano, ArrangerErskine Hawkins1/24/1712/59Birmingham, AL
Parrish, C. JulianJazzPiano, EducatorFess WhatleyBirmingham, AL
Patt, Frank "Honeyboy"BluesVocals, GuitarSpecialty Records9/1/28Fostoria, AL
Payne, JodyCountryGuitarWillie Nelson, Ray PriceStapleton, AL
Pearce, GeorgeCountrySongwriterHamilton, AL
Peck, John B. "Jack"R&BTrumpetMuscle Shoals StudiosLebanon, OHFlorence, AL
Pendergrass, MarlonGospelBaritone VocalsCat Freeman, PremiersPowell, AL
Penn, DanR&B, CountryVocals, SongwriterAretha Franklin, Box Tops11/16/41Vernon, AL
Penny, Herbert Clayton "Hank"Country, Western SwingVocals8/18/184/17/92Birmingham, AL
Perine, Bonnie MaeJazzPiano, Organ, VocalsB'ham public schoolsBirmingham, AL
Perkins, J.T.BluegrassFiddleMarshall Co., AL
Perkins, WayneRockGuitar, VocalsRolling Stones, Muscle Shoals Studios9/6/51Birmingham, AL
Peterson, JamesBluesGuitar, VocalsBattle, AL
Pettis, Coleman Jr. "Alabama"BluesGuitar, VocalsMagic Slim19354/88AL
Pettis, PierceFolk, RockGuitar, Vocals, SongwriteFt. Payne, AL
Pfaff, MarkMobile, AL
Phillips, James "Blind"BluesVocals, GuitarArhoolie Records4/20/14Birmingham, AL
Phillips, JoelTuscaloosa, AL
Phillips, JudCountry, RockFlorence, AL
Phillips, KnoxRockEngineer, ProducerSam's sonAL
Phillips, SamCountry, RockStudio Owner, ProducerElvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis1/5/23Florence, AL
Phillips, SonnyJazzKeyboards12/7/36Mobile, AL
Phillips, TonyCountrySongwriterCherokee Co., AL
Pickett, DanBluesGuitarAL
Pickett, WilsonR&BVocals3/18/41Prattville, AL
Pierson, LindaBroadway, PopVocals1967Monroeville, AL
Pirates of the MississippiCountryGroupBill McCorveyAL
Plowman, LindaTuscaloosa, AL
Plump, Larry E.4/1/53Birmingham, AL
Poe, Randal "Randy"R&B, Rock, PopPublisherLeiber & StollerFlorence, AL
Polivnick, PaulClassicalConductorAL Symphony OrchestraAL
Pope, John A.JazzTrumpetExcelsior Band18841972Mobile, AL
Porter, JamesCountryPedal SteelHank WilliamsMontgomery, AL
Porter, James A. "King"R&BTrumpet11/23/16Bessemer, AL
Posey, SandyCountry, PopVocals6/18/47Jasper, AL
Powell, JamesJazzDrumsBirmingham, AL
Powell, Lacy Jr.Marching BandBandmasterBandmasters Hall of Fame12/19/28Troy, AL
Powell, Madison "Shine"Gulf Shores, AL
Powers, Mary NormanGospelMoundville, AL
PremiersGospelGroupMarlon PendergrassPowell, AL
Price, Denise DavisCountryVocalsMiss Alabama, Opera LandRussellville, AL
Price, TopperBlues, R&B, RockHarmonica1954Mobile, ALBirmingham, AL
PrimesR&BGroupEddie Kendricks, Paul Williams1958Birmingham, AL
Printz, Geroge Van MeterMarching BandConductor, TrumpetBand Masters Hall of Fame 19763/19/09Steubenville, OHMontgomery, AL
Pritchett, TravisFolkVocalsBob & Travis3/18/39Jackson, AL
Pruett, JeanneCountryVocals1/30/37Pell City, AL
Pruitt, Carl B.R&B, Blues, JazzBassMillinder6/3/18Birmingham, AL
Pruitt, JackGoodwater, AL
Pumphrey, PhyillisVocalsBirmingham, AL
Putman, CurlyCountrySongwriterTammy Wynette, George Jones11/20/30Princeton, AL
Putnam, NorbertCountryBassMuscle Shoals, AL

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