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Historical Markers of Shelby County

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Elvis Presley and Sun Records

In July 1954 Sun Records released Elvis Presley's first recording. That record, and Elvis' four that followed on the Sun Label, changed popular music. Elvis developed an innovative and different sound combining blues, gospel, and country. That quality made Elvis a worldwide celebrity within two years. He went on to become one of the most famous and beloved entertainers in history. Sun Records introduced many well known people in all fields of music. Generations of musicians have been affected by those who recorded here and especially by the music Elvis Presley first sang at Sun Records.