Dan Penn, David Briggs, and Spooner Oldham

Guitarist, writer, and producer Dan Penn was the first in-house songwriter at FAME Studios and would go on to write, cowrite, or produce numerous acclaimed songs, including producing credits for the Box Tops' hit "The Letter." He is shown here with "Nashville Cat" David Briggs (center) and fellow Alabama musician Spooner Oldham (right).

Courtesy of Dick Cooper