Category Archives: Memphis

Rockabilly’s Sun Studios Influenced the Lives of Virtually All Fans of Rock and Roll

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue Whether they know it or not, virtually every fan of rock music from the 50s  straight through to today has felt the influence of the tiny Memphis-based  record company Sun Studios. Started … Continue reading

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Elvis Presley & The Birth of Rockabilly

Written By Max Gibson, Featured Writer, Fresh Jive Loud, fast, irreverent and fun. Those words and many more characterize the essence of Rockabilly music in the 1950s. An amalgamation of rhythm & blues, western swing, boogie woogie and country, it … Continue reading

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Chris Isaak: Beyond the Sun – review

by Caroline Sullivan, Featured Writer, The Guardian Every musician has an album they’ve “always wanted to make”, and this is Chris Isaak’s: a 19-track behemoth of (mainly) Sun Records covers, executed so faithfully that they could have been mouldering in … Continue reading

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Elvis 1956: The Photographs Of Alfred Wertheimer, Part 2

Source: Alfred Wertheimer If you read our previous post, Elvis 1956: The Photographs Of Alfred Wertheimer, Part 1, then you know of this incredible exhibition travelling in the United States, sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution, of some incredible photos taken … Continue reading

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Elvis 1956: The Photographs Of Alfred Wertheimer, Part 1

1956 was pivotal year in America in many ways. Thrusting us into 1956 and beyond were the thrusting hips of Elvis Presley, which would change the music as well as the cultural scene in America as well as the rest … Continue reading

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Sun Studio Tours: The Birthplace of Rock and Roll

by Debbie Henthorn, Featured Writer, Associated Content  Home of the Million Dollar Quartet – Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash As a music history geek, there are many sites on my must-do list. I’ve been to the original home … Continue reading

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