Saturday, August 7, 2010

Sun Records

The year was 1956, and I was quickly falling in love with the breath of fresh air in music that was known as "rockabilly". I loved the drive, the excitement, the uniqueness of it.

At the center of the new wave in American music was a little recording studio on Union Avenue in Memphis called Sun Records. The man behind this movement was Sam Phillips. Operating out of this studio, Mr. Phillips signed some of the most talented and famous new artists of the century....Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, and Carl Perkins.

I was in Memphis on business a couple of years ago and stopped by to see this historic building. It's just a couple of blocks over from Beale Street. You can take a tour of the facility and hear the wonderful stories of the country and R&R greats who passed through there.

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