Floyd Newman, who in addition to Stax and the Plantation Inn, was also in BB King's very first band. Here he is having a Mexican lunch at Pancho's in West Memphis, which is like stepping back in time and is one of the coolest restaurants in the world!!
The great Willie Mitchell is also highlighted and honored on the roadside marker, which was erected by Brenda Obrien, whose parents owned the Plantation Inn and who owns the Pancho's Mexican restaurant at the site today. Been there since 1956!
Floyd Newman is that handsome sax player (center standing). The young man kneeling (far left) in this only existing photo of Floyd's Plantation Inn (far left) was a member of Floyd's band. None other than Isaac Hayes (!!), who Floyd brought to Stax Records!