Rick Hall, founder of Muscle Shoals, Alabama’s legendary FAME Studios, dead at 85

Jason Davis/Getty Images for Country Music Hall Of Fame & MuseumRick Hall, owner of the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, died Tuesday at the age of 85 after a battle with cancer, Alabama’s Times Daily reports.

Hall, who grew up in poverty in Mississippi, began his career as a musician and songwriter before co-founding the FAME publishing company — an acronym for Florence Alabama Music Enterprises — in 1959 in Florence, Alabama. He soon took over full control of the company and opened a FAME studio …read more

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