August 01, 2003


Sun Records founder Sam Phillips has died at 80. His Elvis recordings will dominate obits, but Jerry Lee Lewis was the real Sun star. ”Well the way is dark, the night is long, I don't care if I never get home ...”

Posted by Tim Blair at August 1, 2003 02:12 AM

And, of course, he made the first professional recording of Howlin' Wolf. (Maybe the first recording, period). For that alone he should be remembered. (To say nothing of Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, et al.)

Posted by: JorgXMcKie at August 1, 2003 at 11:35 AM