MY LIFE THROUGH MY T-SHIRT COLLECTION- SUN- THE LEGENDARY SUN STUDIO- MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE

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I have been through Memphis a number of times over the years and always stop at the Sun Studio where rock ‘n’ roll began. There is an excellent biography that came out a year and a half ago on Sam Phillips that I would highly recommend to any fan of rock and roll music. Peter Guralnick who years ago wrote the definitive two volume biography on Elvis- [and has written so many other great books on music} wrote the book- “Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll”- one of the best books I’ve read in a while. Mr. Sam- in addition to Elvis, brought us Howlin’ Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis, Charlie Rich, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and others. This is the place where Rock ‘n’ Roll was born. I recently saw they are going to make Guralnicks book into a movie starring Leo DiCaprio. I can’t wait to see that one.

I bought the above t-shirt on my last trip to Sun Studio’s in 2012.

 

 

 

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