Sam Phillips and the Memphis Recording Service

1 Jan

On January 1, 1950, twenty-six-year-old disc jockey Sam Phillips opened his Memphis Recording Service.

This is where the young Elvis Presley made his first recording for his mother  in the summer of 1953. He recorded a two-sided acetate disc: “My Happiness” and “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin”. Presley spent  a total of $3.98 for this project.

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