THEY recorded in the same studio where Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis and Buddy Holly created worldwide hits.
Hull singer Johnny Paterson and his musician friend were sponsored by a local millionaire to go to the famous Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee.
They visited the birthplace of rock'n'roll for five days and even performed a gig in the area before heading to New Orleans to hang out with blues artists.
After the death of his son at the Birmingham Half Marathon in November last year, Johnny was consumed with grief, so the generous donor decided to pay for him and a friend to go on the dream trip to America.
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Johnny, 71, who has been performing with his band The Aces for 56 years, said: "Even though it's happened later on in my life, I appreciate it a lot more.
"Music is everywhere in Memphis. We even managed to stay in the Heartbreak Hotel and go on the Elvis tour. The whole stay was terrific, better than we even expected."
Alan Kilvington, of the Gough & Davy music shop in Hull, went along with Johnny and said the studio was "untouched" and the visit was "emotional".
He said: "It was a once-in-a- lifetime experience and everyone was so welcoming.
"Southern hospitality really exists down there.
"We played with Jerry Lee Lewis's drummer Robert Hall and guitarist Kenny Lovelace, who were complimentary about our skills as musicians, which we were relieved about.
"Johnny may be in his 70s but he's got more energy than all of us and is fit as a fiddle.
"It was an honour to be there with him."