Sam Phillips at the console

Happy Birthday to Sam Phillips

It’s hard to imagine a world without Sam Phillips… There would probably be no Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, or Carl Perkins. Sure, some of those …

Shelby Singleton Jr.

As many of you have undoubtedly heard, our dear friend, Shelby Singleton passed away on Wednesday October 7th, 2009. Not only was he the Chairman of The Sun Entertainment Corporation, but he was also our brother, father, mentor, and friend. His contributions to American Music were vast, and without his efforts, The Sun Record Company would not be what it is today. Many articles have already been written and can be read elsewhere (links are at the bottom of this post). The following is his obituary, written by his family. This is the story they want to tell.

Billy Lee Riley – RIP

Billy Lee Riley passed away this month at the age of 75. He will be greatly missed by all of us here at Sun Records. Billy Lee Riley was born …

Sun Gospel – Bear Family

From “Pop & Hiss – The L.A. Times music blog” Full story here: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2009/07/backtracking-.html It has long been assumed that Sun Records founder Sam Phillips didn’t like gospel music because …

Graceland Stable Opens for Tours

Priscilla Presley will preside today over the opening of Elvis Presley’s Stable at Graceland for public tours for the first time ever in the storied history of Elvis Presley’s home, Graceland.