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!