Elvis Presley and Sun Records / Sun Records

Elvis Presley and Sun Records / Sun Records (HMOWP)

Location: Memphis, TN 38103 Shelby County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 8.35', W 90° 2.276'

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In July 1954 Sun Records released Elvis Presley's first recording. That record, and Elvis' four that followed on the Sun label, changed popular music. Elvis developed an innovative and different sound combining blues, gospel, and country. That quality made Elvis a worldwide celebrity within two years. He went on to become one of the most famous and beloved entertainers in history. Sun Records introduced many well known people in all fields of music. Generations of musicians have been affected by those who recorded here and especially by the music Elvis Presley first sang at Sun Records.

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In the early 1950's Sun Records was a small recording studio located here at 706 Union. Owned and operated by Sam C. Phillips, Sun Records became nationally known for giving many local area artists, both black and white, their start in the recording industry. These included Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Charlie Rich, B.B. King, Rufus Thomas, Howlin' Wolf and others.
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HM NumberHMOWP
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
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Year Placed1985
Placed ByShelby County Historical Commission and the Elvis Presley International Memorial Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 10:05pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 769875 N 3892493
Decimal Degrees35.13916667, -90.03793333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.35', W 90° 2.276'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 21.00" N, 90° 2' 16.56" W
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Area Code(s)901
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 710-726 Marshall Ave, Memphis TN 38103, US
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