Sunday, August 31

The Man who Invented Rock & Roll - Sam Phillips

"The Sun Sound began when Sam Phillips launched his record company in February of 1952. He named it Sun Records as a sign of his perpetual optimism: a new day and a new beginning. Sam rented a small space at 706 Union Avenue for his own all-purpose studio. The label was launched amid a growing number of independent labels. In a short while Sun gained the reputation throughout Memphis as a label that treated local artists with respect and honesty. Sam provided a non-critical, spontaneous environment that invited creativity and vision."
Sun Records: About
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[PDF] Sam Phillips, Elvis, & Rock N’ Roll: A Cultural Revolution
YouTube: The Man who Invented Rock & Roll (PART 1), (PART 2)