Sam Phillips

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Birthday
5, 1923
Birthplace
Florence, AL
Death Date
Jul 30, 2003 (80)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
5, 1923
Birthplace
Florence, AL
Death Date
Jul 30, 2003 (80)

About

Record executive and record producer who was crucial in the establishment of rock and roll during the 1950s.

Before Fame

He worked on a farm, in a grocery store, and in a funeral parlor.

Trivia

He was the first non-musician to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Family Life

He was the youngest of eight children growing up on a farm in Alabama. He was married to Rebecca Irene Burns from 1942 until 1960 and he had two sons named Knox and Jerry.

Associated With

He discovered Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash.