Sun Records

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Name: Sun Records
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

60 years ago today: The rock 'n' roll era begins.

On July 19, 1954, Sun Records released the Elvis Presley record "That's All Right." During an uneventful recording session at Sun Studios on the evening of July 5, 1954, Presley, [Scotty] Moore, and [Bill] Black were taking a break between recordings ... [Published Althouse - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

The Cowboy That Wasn't A Cowboy Sings

Cowboy Jack Clement, who died in 2013 at age 82, was a prolific producer, songwriter, arranger, and talent scout. He brought Jerry Lee Lewis to Sun Records, helped nurture the career of one of the few black country stars, Charley Pride, and worked on ... [Published Austin American Statesman - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 13 2014 - Updated Jul 13 2014 - 1 reports

A milestone that changed music forever (Video)

Next Saturday will mark the 60th anniversary of this music icon’s first record.  I’ll bet you’ve already guessed his name.-Hulton Archive / KeystoneIf your answer is Elvis Presley, congratulations, you are correct.On July 19, 1954 a small Memphis record ... [Published New Jersey 101.5 - Jul 13 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Ensemble cast strikes gold as the 1950s rock icons of this 'Million Dollar Quartet' (review)

Overheard at a recent performance of "Million Dollar Quartet," following a rollicking encore:Woman 1: "Did you like it as much as 'Jersey Boys'?"Woman 2: "Yes!!!"Here's an easy prediction: If you loved the tale of how Francesco Stephen Castelluccio became ... [Published Cleveland.com - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 2 reports

‘Million Dollar Quartet’ offers a close encounter with musical genius

In museums across the country there are security strips on the floor that trigger an alarm when patrons get too close to famous paintings. In the presence of great art, human nature dictates that we get as close as possible – to see what genius saw at ... [Published Cleveland Jewish news - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

On this day in 1954, Elvis is heard on the radio for the first time

Listen Story audio 1min 46secOn this day in 1954, Memphis DJ Dewey Phillips played a new song on the radio for the first time.It hadn't even been pressed into a record yet, but when Phillips heard the tape that had been recorded a few days earlier at ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

We Are Human Release Debut Single/Lyric Video For "Apotheosis"

We Are Human is a new metal project from Woodstock, ON, featuring the lineup of musicians formerly known as Misguided Aggression. As MA, the band released two full length albums, Hatchala (2009) and Flood the Common Ground (2011) on Year of the Sun R ... [Published Music Industry News Network - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 05 2014 - Updated Jul 05 2014 - 1 reports

Today in History, July 5, 2014

Today is Saturday, July 5, the 186th day of 2014. There are 179 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On July 5, 1954, Elvis Presley's first commercial recording session took place at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee.On this date:In 1687, ... [Published Petersburg Progress-Index - Jul 05 2014]
First reported Jul 05 2014 - Updated Jul 05 2014 - 1 reports

Big Gulp

, 12:01 a.m.Big gulpDown the hatch: With about 30,000 spectators cheering them on, 30 people competed Friday in the 99th annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island, New York (Page A6).The winner scarfed down nearly six ... [Published HeraldNet - Jul 05 2014]
First reported Jul 05 2014 - Updated Jul 05 2014 - 1 reports

Today in history for July 5

Highlight in History:On July 5, 1954, Elvis Presley's first commercial recording session took place at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee; the song he recorded was "That's All Right."On this date:- 1687, Isaac Newton first published his Principia Mathematica, ... [Published Erie Times-News - Jul 05 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

Today in Rock: July 1

Today in music history:There were several significant events on this day between the years 1939 and 2008.On this day in 1939 future singer-songwriter/guitarist Delaney Bramlett, of Delaney & Bonnie, is born in Pontotoc County, Mississippi.On this day ... [Published Examiner.com - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

Elvis and the Tracks He Rode In On

I had a real deep Elvis Presely fixation as a li'l kid; I can still sing, verbatim, the Elvis entire catalog through G.I. Blues. Anyway, last night I was in the mood and listened to most of The King Of Rock 'N' Roll: The Complete 50's Masters box set ... [Published The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper - Jul 01 2014]

Quotes

...Upon finishing the recording session, according to Scotty Moore, Bill Black remarked, "Damn. Get that on the radio and they'll run us out of town." If you're inclined to cry "cultural appropriation": 1. Take note that Elvis innovated by playing Crudup's song very fast, and 2...
As he had famously mused some time before meeting Elvis: "If I could find a white man who had the Negro sound and the Negro feel, I could make a billion dollars."
"Uncle Sam made a living by putting [records] into the back of his car, and he'd sell 45s and 78s to anybody that would buy them" says Johnny Phillips, co-owner of Select-O-Hits
..."We live on this world together, but make daily decisions that divide us," comments vocalist Rob de Medeiros. "We choose to see insignificant differences over discernible similarities. The most overlooked commonality is also the simplest: We Are Human."

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Bond of Brothers [Published Cincinnati CityBeat - Jul 21 2014]
Long may he reign: Reigning Sound’s Greg Cartwr... [Published MountainXpress - Jul 21 2014]
60 years ago today: The rock 'n' roll era begins. [Published Althouse - Jul 19 2014]
'Well All Right!' Elvis' first 45 turns 60 [Published U-T San Diego - Jul 19 2014]
An actor’s life: Thursday in Cleveland at the R... [Published Crikey Media - Jul 17 2014]
Cashd Out Johnny Cash Tribute [Published Boulder Daily Camera - Jul 17 2014]
The Cowboy That Wasn't A Cowboy Sings [Published Austin American Statesman - Jul 15 2014]
A milestone that changed music forever (Video) [Published New Jersey 101.5 - Jul 13 2014]
Ensemble cast strikes gold as the 1950s rock ic... [Published Cleveland.com - Jul 11 2014]
‘Million Dollar Quartet’ offers a close encount... [Published Cleveland Jewish news - Jul 10 2014]
Select-O-Hits: From Rockabilly to Rap [Published Memphis Flyer - Jul 10 2014]
Playhouse Square’s ‘Million Dollar Quartet” wil... [Published Examiner.com - Jul 10 2014]
Star Apps: ZZ Top [Published CNET Download.com - Jul 09 2014]
Tuesday Reviewsday: Henry Butler, Cowboy Jack C... [Published SCPR - Jul 08 2014]
On this day in 1954, Elvis is heard on the radi... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - Jul 08 2014]
We Are Human Release Debut Single/Lyric Video F... [Published Music Industry News Network - Jul 07 2014]
Cash, Lewis, Perkins and Presley are the ... 'M... [Published Vindy.com - Jul 07 2014]
Almanac: Monday, July 7, 2014 [Published Anniston Star - Jul 07 2014]
Today in History, July 5, 2014 [Published Petersburg Progress-Index - Jul 05 2014]
Big Gulp [Published HeraldNet - Jul 05 2014]
Today in history for July 5 [Published Erie Times-News - Jul 05 2014]
Today in History [Published Kentucky.com - Jul 05 2014]
Today in Rock: July 1 [Published Examiner.com - Jul 01 2014]
Elvis and the Tracks He Rode In On [Published The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper - Jul 01 2014]
The Lakeland Center Announces 40th-Season Acts [Published Winter Haven News Chief - Jun 28 2014]
Lipinsky brings energy to the Raue’s piano [Published Northwest Herald - Jun 25 2014]
Elvis In Hollywood [Published Examiner.com - Jun 24 2014]
First Listen: Corb Lund, 'Counterfeit Blues' [Published WNYC - Jun 23 2014]
Spa City snags Air Supply, Thompson Square couple [Published North West Arkansas Times - Jun 19 2014]
Corb Lund promises a rowdy time at the CRA [Published Brooks Bulletin - Jun 18 2014]
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60 years ago today: The rock 'n' roll era begins. [Published Althouse - Jul 19 2014]
On July 19, 1954, Sun Records released the Elvis Presley record "That's All Right." During an uneventful recording session at Sun Studios on the evening of July 5, 1954, Presley, [Scotty] Moore, and [Bill] Black were taking a break between recordings ...
Elvis and the Tracks He Rode In On [Published The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper - Jul 01 2014]
I had a real deep Elvis Presely fixation as a li'l kid; I can still sing, verbatim, the Elvis entire catalog through G.I. Blues. Anyway, last night I was in the mood and listened to most of The King Of Rock 'N' Roll: The Complete 50's Masters box set ...
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