Sam Cornelius Phillips

Sam Cornelius Phillips

Birth
Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama, USA
Death 30 Jul 2003 (aged 80)
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Mausoleum (outside) Garden of Trees - Tier C #29
Memorial ID 7724504 · View Source
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Rock pioneer. He was the founder of Sun Records and was credited with discovering Elvis Presley. He produced Presley's first record in 1954. He later sold Presley's recording contract to RCA for only $35,000. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

Bio by: Ron Moody


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Ron Moody
  • Added: 31 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7724504
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sam Cornelius Phillips (5 Jan 1923–30 Jul 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7724504, citing Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .