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Chad Michael Murray: 'I Had No Idea Who Sam Phillips Was'

The former One Tree Hill star plays the influential DJ-turned-record label boss and music executive in upcoming TV series Sun Records, and admits he's now a big fan of his character after researching...

Chad Michael Murray To Play Rock Pioneer In Million Dollar Quartet

The former One Tree Hill star will portray the Sun Records founder, who helped develop the careers of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins - the main characters in...

'Countrypolitan' Creator Billy Sherrill Dead At 78

The Nashville, Tennessee-based music man, who developed a sound known as 'Countrypolitan', passed away after a brief illness. Born in Alabama in 1936, Sherrill fronted a blues band as a teenager and...

X Marks The Spot At Spooky Sun Studio

The places where ELVIS PRESLEY and his band once stood while recording hits at fabled Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee have been marked with crosses on the studio floor - because those were the spots...

Elvis Fans Mark 50 Years Of The King's Tunes

Thousands of rock 'n' roll fans including JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE are expected to gather at ELVIS PRESLEY's old studio to mark the 50th anniversary of his first music recording. Musicians and devotees are visiting SUN...

Sun Studios Becomes Historic Landmark

Legendary rock'n'roll recording Mecca SUN STUDIOS has become the first such place in America to be granted a NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK - just one day after founder SAM PHILLIPS died. The Memphis, Tennessee building...

Elvis Presley Producer Dies

Rock'n'roll legend ELVIS PRESLEY's former producer SAM PHILLIPS has died in Memphis, Tennessee aged 80. Phillips, previously a radio announcer and music talent scout, passed away at the ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL, but no other...

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