March 27, 2016
Sun Turns 64
March 27, 1952 was the day Sam Phillips started Sun Records in Memphis, TN. Since then, his visionary ear shaped the sound of R&B, Country and Rock ‘n’ Roll. Sam discovered legendary talents Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and many more.
In 1969, Sun was purchased by Shelby Singleton and moved to its current headquarters in Nashville, TN. The building which housed Sun Records and the Memphis Recording Service went through several changes until 1987 when it was reopened as a tourist attraction under the name Sun Studio.