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John Fry, Industry pioneer and Past President of SPARS passes

John Fry, founder and owner of legendary Memphis recording facility, Ardent Studios,¬†passed away on December 18, 2014 at Methodist LeBonheur Germantown Hospital, where he was taken after suffering a cardiac arrest at his Germantown home. John was know by so … Continue reading

Mack Emerman, founder of Criteria Studios and one of the original founders of SPARS passes

Mack Emerman, the founder of¬†Criteria Recording Studios and one of the original founders of SPARS has died at 89. Some 250 gold or platinum singles and albums were recorded at Criteria, which became known as Atlantic Records South when Emerman … Continue reading