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Sam Phillips


SAM PHILLIPS The Man who Invented Rock & Roll (PART 1)


SAM PHILLIPS The Man who Invented Rock & Roll (PART 2)


Sam Phillips talks about Elvis Presley


Sam Phillips @ David Letterman, 1986, drunk


1986 - Elvis Presley's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Samuel Cornelius Phillips was an American record producer who played an important role in the development of rock and roll during the 1950s. He was the founder of Sun Records and Sun Studio, in Memphis, Tennessee, where he produced recordings by Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Howlin' Wolf. He launched Presley's career in 1954. Phillips sold Sun in 1969 to Shelby Singleton.
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