Fort Leavenworth Historical Society: Sun Records and the Birth of Rock and Roll

Category: General
When: April 12, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Jahn Room
LTC Chris Johnson discusses the recording studio that made Elvis a star. Sam Phillips launched his record company in February 1952. He named it Sun Records as a sign of his perpetual optimism. Sun gained the reputation for treating local artists with respect and honesty. The label popularized a new sound that infused Country Music with R&B.