That distinctive organ riff helped make “96 Tears” a classic hit. And its appeal wasn’t lost on other artists, including The Ramones and Aretha.
Marc Cohn took some advice from James Taylor and took a little trip for inspiration. The result? “Walking In Memphis.”
During club gigs, Steve Forbert performed this song even though it wasn’t on his album. Soon, he realized he might have a hit on his hands.