Sam Phillips Dead at age 80

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  1. david belton

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  2. JWelsh3374

    JWelsh3374 Guest

  3. Fill X

    Fill X Guest

    oh my god...


    P h i l i p

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  4. Myles

    Myles Guest

    "david belton" <dragondave2000@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:_l%Va.3945$f%2.3752@fe05.atl2.webusenet.com...
    > Sam Phillips, founder of Sun Records, passed away today at age 80. He was
    > responsible for the discovery of such legends as Elvis Presley, Carl
    > Perkins, and Johnny Cash.
    >
    > http://www.wreg.com/Global/story.asp?S=1382877&nav=3HvDHCrQ
    >
    >

    Not to mention Howlin' Wolf....

    This makes me sad.

    Myles
  5. Mike Rivers

    Mike Rivers Guest

    In article <20030730225545.14537.00001150@mb-m04.aol.com> jwelsh3374@aol.comnojunk writes:

    > I didn't know he was 80! I would've guessed late 60's....early 70's.


    Time flies. I just read an article about "The Three Pickers" TV show
    with Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, and Ricky Scaggs which listed Doc's age
    as 80, and he's still touring some and picking and singing pretty
    well. I remember when I first saw him I was barely and thinking he was
    only 20 years older than me. He still is.



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  6. Les Cargill

    Les Cargill Guest

    david belton wrote:
    >
    > Sam Phillips, founder of Sun Records, passed away today at age 80. He was
    > responsible for the discovery of such legends as Elvis Presley, Carl
    > Perkins, and Johnny Cash.
    >
    > http://www.wreg.com/Global/story.asp?S=1382877&nav=3HvDHCrQ


    Bye, Mr. Sam. Thanks.

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    Les Cargill
  7. georgeh

    georgeh Guest

    And Alberta Adams is still performing and doing some touring and she's in
    her 90s !!

    BTW- I caught the last half of The Three Pickers the other night, and
    it was SWEET! Wish I had seen the 1st half.

    mrivers@d-and-d.com (Mike Rivers) writes:

    >Time flies. I just read an article about "The Three Pickers" TV show
    >with Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, and Ricky Scaggs which listed Doc's age
    >as 80, and he's still touring some and picking and singing pretty
    >well. I remember when I first saw him I was barely and thinking he was
    >only 20 years older than me. He still is.
  8. Ben Bradley

    Ben Bradley Guest

    I'm listening to a replay of an interview with Terry Gross on
    "Fresh Air". He says some really interesting things, "Music is not an
    option" and is second to something like oxygen... they're having a
    great time, and Sam obviously had the time of his life making records.

    The interview of course went a whole lot smoother than the train
    wreck she had with Gene Simmons.

    In rec.audio.pro, "david belton" <dragondave2000@yahoo.com> wrote:

    >Sam Phillips, founder of Sun Records, passed away today at age 80. He was
    >responsible for the discovery of such legends as Elvis Presley, Carl
    >Perkins, and Johnny Cash.
    >
    >http://www.wreg.com/Global/story.asp?S=1382877&nav=3HvDHCrQ
    >
    >
    >
  9. EggHd

    EggHd Guest

    << I didn't know he was 80! I would've guessed late 60's....early 70's. >>

    He must have been around 31 when he was recording Elvis.



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  10. Sharp9

    Sharp9 Guest

    Holiday Inn

    Maybe Radio stations too but he took his $35G's from selling Elvis' contract
    to RCA and bought in to the ground floor of a new franchise... Holiday Inn!

    Who gets his crystal ball now that he's gone?

    S9

    "JWelsh3374" <jwelsh3374@aol.comnojunk> wrote in message
    news:20030730225545.14537.00001150@mb-m04.aol.com...
    > I didn't know he was 80! I would've guessed late 60's....early 70's.
    >
    > Too bad.... he realy was a hillbilly visionary. Didn't he buy a ton of

    radio
    > stations and make a fortune?
    >
    > So long, Sam.
    >
    > Man...dropping daily this year, ain't they?
    >
    >
    >
    > searching for peace, love and quality footwear
    > guido
    >
    > http://www.guidotoons.com
    > http://www.theloniousmoog.com
    > http://www.luckymanclark.com
  11. Mike Rivers

    Mike Rivers Guest

    In article <3f297254.16147082@newsgroups.bellsouth.net> ben_nospam_bradley@mindspring.com writes:

    > I'm listening to a replay of an interview with Terry Gross on
    > "Fresh Air".


    > The interview of course went a whole lot smoother than the train
    > wreck she had with Gene Simmons.


    Well, he probably wasn't interested in having sex with her, and vice
    versa.


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    I'm really Mike Rivers - (mrivers@d-and-d.com)
  12. Alan Cassaro

    Alan Cassaro Guest

    Actually, Sam bought into the fledgling Memphis based holiday inn Chain a few
    years later. He most likely used the money he got from RCA to pay off the jocks
    in Cleveland (Randle, Phil McLean, etc), and elsewhere in order to get some
    major RADIO play for Perkins' BLUE SUEDE SHOES, which, was originally, just the
    "b" side of the record. (Honey Don't was the "A" side, but it's time wouldn't
    come for another ten years until the Beatles did it.). Sam's brother, Knox
    Phillips, was the bagman for SUN, and he eventually got busted for paying off
    the stations, and as the story goes, actually wound up doing some prison time
    for this.
    Just started reading the group here, love the information and warm hearted
    nature of most of the folks posting.
    Al

    Sharp9 wrote:

    > Holiday Inn
    >
    > Maybe Radio stations too but he took his $35G's from selling Elvis' contract
    > to RCA and bought in to the ground floor of a new franchise... Holiday Inn!
    >
    > Who gets his crystal ball now that he's gone?
    >
    > S9
    >
    > "JWelsh3374" <jwelsh3374@aol.comnojunk> wrote in message
    > news:20030730225545.14537.00001150@mb-m04.aol.com...
    > > I didn't know he was 80! I would've guessed late 60's....early 70's.
    > >
    > > Too bad.... he realy was a hillbilly visionary. Didn't he buy a ton of

    > radio
    > > stations and make a fortune?
    > >
    > > So long, Sam.
    > >
    > > Man...dropping daily this year, ain't they?
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > searching for peace, love and quality footwear
    > > guido
    > >
    > > http://www.guidotoons.com
    > > http://www.theloniousmoog.com
    > > http://www.luckymanclark.com

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