In Memphis, Tennessee, Sam Phillips pioneered a new style of music called rockabilly. He commenced operations in 1950, abandoning his career as a radio announcer and renting space at 706 Union Avenue for his Memphis Recording Service.

Escott, Colin with Martin Hawkins. Good Rockin' Tonight: Sun Records and the Birth of Rock 'n' Roll. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1991.

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