Sun Studio celebrates 60th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s first single

SUNSTUDIO

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – It’s been sixty years since Elvis Presley recorded his first single ‘That’s All Right Mamma’ at Sun Studio in Memphis.

Saturday, the legendary studio marked the anniversary in a big way with free tours and souvenirs.

As you can imagine, there were large crowds on hand for the event.

Sun Studio also celebrated with the grand opening of an exhibit focused on DJ Dewey Phillips.

The exhibit consists of the original workspace from which Phillips broadcasted his famed ‘Red Hot and Blue’ radio show.

Phillips broadcasted from a booth in the Hotel Chisca located in downtown Memphis from 1953-1959.

On July 8, 1954 Elvis’s  ‘That’s All Right Mamma’ was played on the radio for the first time by Phillips, and the rest, as they say, is history.

People who toured Sun Studio today got to take home a commemorative 45 vinyl record of Chris Isaak performing his version of the song.

 

4 comments

  • canadianwhiskeygirl

    aw cmon, let the man rest In peace! untIl he dIed from overdosIng on dIlaudIds 8/77.he was a normal walkIng,talkIng, breathIng human beIng! u couldnt pay me enough to be In that area In aug, when what I classIfy as a buncha fools holdIng candles…Infamous candlelIght vIgIl! he wasnt GOD! yes, I went on the same ol tour of hIs house back In feb 2001. I can stIll draw u the layout. dont get me wrong, I lIked most hIs musIc, but stIll, hes dead now. u can bet your last $$ noone Is goIng to worshIp u(lIke that) when u dIe.

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