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SAM PHILLIPS ~ SUN STUDIOS
THE MAN WHO INVENTED ROCK 'N' ROLL
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SAM PHILLIPS INTRO
1. SUNRISE
2. ELVIS YEARS
3. SUN & STARS
4. SUNSET
Samuel Cornelius Phillips (January 5, 1923 July 30, 2003) was an American musician, businessman, record executive, music producer, and disc jockey who played an important role in the emergence and development of rock and roll and rockabilly as the major form of popular music in the 1950s. He was a producer, label owner, and talent scout throughout the 1940s and 1950s.

He was the founder of both Sun Studio and Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee. Through Sun, Phillips discovered such recording talent as Howlin' Wolf, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash. The height of his success culminated in his launching of Elvis Presley's career in 1954. He is also associated with several other noteworthy rhythm and blues, country, and rock and roll musicians of the period. Phillips sold Sun in 1969. He was an early investor in the Holiday Inn chain of hotels. He also advocated racial equality and helped break down racial barriers in the music industry.

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2. ELVIS YEARS
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3. SUN & STARS
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SUN RECORDS STUDIO TOUR

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Welcome to 
Sun Studios 
1. Arrival
Gift Shop
2. Sun Studio 
Session
3. Sun Studio 
Tour
4. Sun Museum
Early Years
5. Sun Museum
The Blues
6. Sun Museum
Elvis
7. Million Dollar Quartet
Dec 4, 1956
Tennessee 3
Elvis
Johnny Cash
Hillman Odyssey
SAM PHILLIPS :: THE MAN WHO INVENTED ROCK 'N' ROLL
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SAM PHILLIPS INTRO
1. SUNRISE
2. ELVIS YEARS
3. SUN & STARS
4. SUNSET


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