the building in Sheffield, Alabama. The Sheffield Jaycees put on a show that featured Elvis Presley, Jim Ed and Maxine Brown and a two hour Louisiana Hayride Show at 8:00 pm on 19 January 1959. The Sheffield Community Center was the venue. Advance admission was a seventy-five cents for adults at the door, and fifty cents for children. Add a quarter to those admission prices for tickets at the door. Tickets went on sale at Palace Drugs in Tuscumbia, Smoke Shop Drugs in Sheffield, and Anderson News Stand in Florence.
says Terry Pace a friend of Remembering Sheffield. Terry posted the following:
Today marks the 88th anniversary of the birth of one of the best friends I ever had — the late, great Sam Phillips (1923-2003), native of the Muscle Shoals area, founder of Sun Records, “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” and the musical visionary who discovered everyone from Howlin’ Wolf, B.B. King, Rufus Thomas, Little Milton, Bobby “Blue” Bland and Ike Turner to Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis (
shown here with Sam in 1958), Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison and Charlie Rich. We miss you, Sam — and we need you more than ever!