Sun Records - Memphis TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 35° 08.360 W 090° 02.262
15S E 769896 N 3892512
Quick Description: Sun Records is located at 706 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103 Where Elvis got his beginning.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 5/17/2011 12:36:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMBG2X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Crystal Sound
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Long Description:
Sun Records is a record label founded in Memphis, Tennessee, starting operations on March 27, 1952.
Founded by Sam Phillips, Sun Records was known for giving notable musicians such as Elvis Presley (whose recording contract was sold to RCA Victor Records for $35,000 in 1955 to relieve financial difficulties they were going through), Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Buddy McNeil, and Johnny Cash their first recording contracts and helping to launch their careers. Before those days Sun Records had mainly been noted for recording African-American artists, as Phillips loved Rhythm and Blues and wanted to get black music recorded for a white audience. It was Sun record producer and engineer, Jack Clement, who discovered and recorded Jerry Lee Lewis, while owner Sam Phillips was away on a trip to Florida. The original Sun Records logo was designed by John Gale Parker, Jr., a resident of Memphis and high school classmate of Phillips.
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