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SAM PHILLIPS LAUNCHES SUN RECORDS

Event Date: 3rd January 1950
 
 
EVENT DESCRIPTION
 
Sun Records was known for giving notable musicians a chance in Memphis
 
EVENT SUMMARY
 
Sam Phillips launches Sun Records at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee. 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. Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, and Johnny Cash their first recording contracts and helping to launch their careers.
 
 
 
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