Sam Phillips Festival

Sam Phillips will be honored in his hometown of Florence, AL on October 16. The event will take place in downtown Florence, where a two block area will be blocked …

Remembering The Day The King Died

August 16, 1977 is a day that many of us will never forget. On this day 33 years ago Elvis Aaron Presley ended his time in this world prematurely. Somber …

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.

Million Dollar Quartet – Dec. 4 1956

The Million Dollar Quartet is the name given to recordings made on Tuesday December 4, 1956 in the Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. The recordings were of an impromptu …