100% Rockabilly With The Rockin' Rooster at Sun Records!
Sun recording artists have been hugely influential to us here at Atomic Cherry and to so many of the bands we know & love!
Back in 1950 we would bet that Sam Phillips had no idea how influential his new record label & studio would become with artists such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis passing through.
The Sun Studio building in Memphis, Tennessee was originally the Memphis Recording Service. Phillips Sun Records office resided in the same building and with the success of the artists Phillips was signing he was able to buy the studio and in 1952 changed the name to Sun Studio.
It's interesting to read that the first ever song considered to be rock n roll was recorded in the Memphis Recording Service studio for Sun Records. This is Rocket 88 by Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats, a band lead by the one and only Ike Turner: