Sam Phillips Dies 30 July 2003

sam phillipsSam Phillips did more than most to shape popular music in the 50s and 60s.

As Owner and leading light of the mighty Sun Records he discovered or developed Presley, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Conway Twitty, Jerry Lee Lewis and more.

Inpite of this roll call of talent it is easy to forget that the path that Sun Records trod was not always easy. He had to sell Elvis’ contract to RCA to raise enough cash for the label to continue in 1955.

The legacy left by Sun Records is great and glorious.

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