Saturday, January 5, 2013

Celebrating Sam Phillips Birthday

Today is the 90th birthday of the late Sam Phillips who is best know for being the founder of Sun Records and Sun Studios in Memphis. He was a person very influential in the birth and rise of Rock N' Roll in the 1950's. He was obviously a business man, a record producer, record executive and DJ. He and Sun brought artists like Johnny Cash, Howlin' Wolf and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Let's enjoy some of that classic Sun music...Johnny Cash...

Here is a video about the legendary Sun Studios...

Here Sam Phillips talks about Elvis..

Jerry Lee Lewis...Sun Records and Sun Studio created a lot of Shakin'

Carl Perkins...

It would be hard to imagine music without Sun Records or the legendary Sun Studios. Thanks to Sam Phillips we don't have too!

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