March 1, 1951:
Sam Phillips records "Rocket 88" with singer Jackie Brenston and Ike Turner's band.
He hasn’t started SUN RECORDS yet, so he records it for Chess records.
This recording is widely considered the first rock and roll record.
March 1, 1952:
Sam Phillips launches his own label, Sun Records,
with the release of "Drivin' Slow"
by saxophonist Johnny London
March 1, 1953: WDIA disc jockey Rufus Thomas' "Bear Cat," an answer record to Big Mama Thornton's "Hound Dog," becomes Sun's first national hit.
March 1, 1957:
"Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," the second single by Jerry Lee Lewis, is released on Sun Records…
THANKS FOR THE MUSIC…
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