Monday, March 03, 2014

Sun Records Studio

+sookie tex Sun Records Studio. Public Domain ClipArt Stock Photos Title: Sun Records Studio, Memphis, Tennessee. Creator(s): Highsmith, Carol M., 1946-, photographer. Date Created / Published: 2008 October 11. Medium: 1 photograph : digital, TIFF file, color. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-highsm-04870 (original digital file)

Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.

Call Number: LC-DIG-highsm- 04870 (ONLINE) [P and P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Notes: Sun Records Studio where Elivs Presley got his break into the music business. Sun Studio was opened by rock pioneer Sam Phillips at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, on January 3, 1950.

Sun Records Studio stock photo

It was originally called Memphis Recording Service, sharing the same building with the Sun Records label business. Reputedly the first rock-and-roll single, Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats' "Rocket 88" was recorded there in 1951 with song composer Ike Turner on keyboards, leading the studio to claim status as the birthplace of rock and roll.

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010:031).

Forms part of: Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.

Subjects: United States--Tennessee--Memphis. Sun Records. Elvis Presley. Sam Phillips. America. Music. Historical. Music history.

Format: Digital photographs--Color--2000-2010. Collections: Highsmith (Carol M.) Archive,

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