The Hit Songwriting Formula

A cutting edge fast track to writing great songs

On this Day July 30, 2003

Origin of article

Sam Phillips the founder of Sun Records and studio died of respiratory failure at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. In the 1940s, Phillips worked as a DJ for Muscle Shoals, Alabama radio station WLAY. Phillips recorded what some consider to be the first rock and roll record, Rocket 88 by Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats in 1951. He discovered worked with Carl Perkins, Ike Turner, B.B. King and Jerry Lee Lewis.

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