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Join The #ElvisDemoChallenge On TikTok

Giveaway alert! 🚨 On July 18, 1953, 18 year old Elvis Presley walked into Sun Studio for the first time to record a demo. After paying $3.98, Elvis walked out with a two side demo.
Now it’s your turn to record your own version of “My Happiness” or “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin.” 🎙 Record a video covering one of the two songs and upload to TikTok with the hashtag #ElvisDemoChallenge. The winner will receive a re-pressed copy of Elvis’ demo and a copy of the book “Sun Records: The Birth of Rock ‘N’ Roll.”

Must be 18 or older and reside in the United States to enter. Contest ends August 1, 2023. 🎶 Find these iconic songs on Elvis At Sun here:

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Ian Hunter’s “Defiance Part 1” Named On Louder Sound’s 50 Best Rock Albums of 2023

There are harmonies from Todd Rundgren on the majestically Dylanesque Don’t Tread On Me, there’s a track featuring, impossibly, Taylor Hawkins, Billy Bob Thornton and Billy Gibbons, and there is the epic Angel, a ballad as good as anything Hunter has ever done, with the haunting line: ‘When we move, I hope we go to your place.’ Nobody but Hunter has the power, at this point in their career, to sound so fresh, so new and so exciting. Stream and purchase the vinyl here

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Rock Icon Paul Rodgers Releases “Living It Up” in Advance of Midnight Rose LP

One of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Most Iconic Voices to Release
First Collection of New and Original Solo Music in Nearly 25 YearsPaul Rodgers, iconic lead vocalist, main songwriter and founding member of legendary rock band Bad Company, will release his first single “Living It Up” on June 23. The song is the first from Rodgers forthcoming LP Midnight Rose, slated for release on September 22 via Sun Records. This is Rodgers’ first solo album of new music in nearly 25 years.

Pre-save/add/order “Living It Up” HERE.

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Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Celebrates Sam Phillips

Sun Records played a vital role in the history of rock & roll. Join Sam Phillip’s family & friends, Jerry Phillips, Halley Phillips, Peter Guralnick and Ben Vaughn, as they reminisce and tell stories about the iconic record label during this virtual interview with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Vice President of Education and Visitor Engagement, Jason Hanley. Get your copy of ‘The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Illustrated Story of Sun Records and the 70 Recordings That Changed the World’ here.

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New Album From Ian Hunter Available Now

Rock ‘n’ roll legend Ian Hunter returns with star-studded new album Defiance Part 1, featuring Johnny Depp, Joe Elliott (Def Leppard), Billy F Gibbons (ZZ Top), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Todd Rundgren, Slash (Guns N’ Roses), Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Waddy Wachtel (Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards), Brad Whitford (Aerosmith), Dane Clark (John Mellencamp), Billy Bob Thornton & J.D. Andrew (The Boxmasters), Dean DeLeo, Robert De Leo & Eric Kretz (Stone Temple Pilots) and includes some of the final recordings by the late, great Jeff Beck. Listen to the album and purchase on vinyl here.

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