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  • Jan 5, 1923
    Sun Records founder Sam Phillips is born in Florence, Alabama. He signs and produces such acts as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, entering the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001
    Feb 25, 1952
    Jackie Boy and Little Walter record "Blues In My Condition" and "Sellin' My Stuff" at the Sun Recording Studio in Memphis with producer Sam Phillips. The tracks make up the very first single released by the Sun label
    Mar 27, 1952
    Sam Phillips' Sun Records releases its first record, "Blues In My Condition" and "Sellin' My Stuff" by Jackie Boy and Little Walter. Three years later, the label will spawn such acts as Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis
    Mar 8, 1953
    R&B artist Rufus Thomas records "Bear Cat" at Memphis' Sun Recording Studio. Producer Sam Phillips, who wrote the song, subsequently gets sued for stealing the melody from "Hound Dog"
    Nov 1, 1953
    Sun releases Little Junior Parker's original version of "Mystery Train," destined to become a country hit for Elvis Presley two years later
    May 1, 1954
    Sun releases Doug Poindexter and The Starlite Wranglers' "No She Cares No More For Me," the only Sun single for the band, featuring guitarist Scotty Moore and bass player Bill Black. Within weeks, Moore and Black begin work with Sun's Elvis Presley
    Jun 26, 1954
    Elvis Presley has a spur-of-the-moment tryout with Sam Phillips at Sun Recording Studio in Memphis
    Jul 1, 1954
    Sun releases Harmonica Frank's "Rockin' Chair Daddy." The song will be ranked among country's 500 greatest all-time singles in the 2003 Country Music Foundation book "Heartaches By The Number"
    Jul 5, 1954
    Elvis Presley records "That's All Right" at Memphis' Sun Recording Studio
    Jul 9, 1954
    Elvis Presley records Bill Monroe's "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" at the Sun Recording Studio in Memphis, Tennessee

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