Friday, 5 September 2014

Sun Studio 50th Anniversary Show

July 5th 1954 at Sun Studios 706 Union Avenue Memphis Tennessee, Elvis fools around, messing with chords and quite literary stumbles upon a song he remembers by Arthur (Big Boy) Crudup, Bill Black joins in slappin' his old bass bull fiddle, Scotty Moore picks out notes on his trusted guitar. After hours of trying out songs from diverse singers such as Dean Martin and the Ink Spots, Sam Phillips finally hears the sound he has been searching for 'That's All Right Mama' is put on tape and within two years the whole world knows the name Elvis Presley.
Unfortunately I did not get to see this show, I picked up the programme for it at Sun Studios Memphis 7 months later. I did manage to get to meet and see in concert both Sonny Burguess and Billy Lee Riley when they appeared at the Rockabilly Rave two years later.

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