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SAM PHILLIPS


SAM PHILLIPS
 
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SUMMARY
 
Full Name: Samuel Cornelius Phillips
 
 
Description: Record producer
Known For: Phillips was the innovator on the first Elvis Presley recording
 
Music Styles: Rhythm & Blues, Rock
 
Location: United States of America
 
Web Site: http://www.history-of-rock.com/sam_phillips_sun_records.htm
 
Date Born: 5th January 1923
Location Born: Florence, Alabama, United States of America
 
Date Died: 30th July 2003
Location Died: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America
Cause Of Death: Respiratory failure
Memorial: He is interred in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis.
 
Summary: In the 1940s, Phillips worked as a DJ for Muscle Shoals, Alabama radio station WLAY (AM). According to Phillips, this radio station's "open format" of broadcasting music from both white and black musicians. would later inspire his work in Memphis.
 
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