The Mar-Keys

This group started playing together in 1958 in Memphis as a four piece group.  In 1961 they recorded a song called Last Night that reached #3 on Billboard on the Satellite label...

The Mar-Keys


  • Steve Cropper – guitar
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn – bass
  • Charles “Packy” Axton – tenor sax
  • Don Nix – saxophone
  • James Terry Johnson – piano, drums
  • Wayne Jackson – trombone, trumpet
  • Jerry Lee “Smoochie” Smith – keyboards
  • Booker T. Jones – keyboards
  • Isaac Hayes – organ
  • Al Jackson, Jr. – drums


1.   Last Night/ Satellite 107/ 7/17/61/ #3 Billboard


In early 1962…

Booker T. Jones persuaded  Steve Cropper, Donal “Duck” Dunn and Al Jackson to leave The Mar-Keys, not the Satellite label, and they  became “Booker T. & the MG’s” (MG = Memphis Group).

They established the Memphis Sound and their first song, written by Booker and Al was called “Green Onions” and they went on to national stardom.

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