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Sun Records

Sun Records poster
Air weekdate: Thursday
Genre: Drama
Channel: CMT
Status: Ended
9.2/10(6 votes)
Castro Coleman Castro Coleman as B.B. King
Jennifer Holland Jennifer Holland as Becky Phillips
AlexAnn Hopkins AlexAnn Hopkins as Trixie
Billy Gardell Billy Gardell as Colonel Parker
Chad Michael Murray Chad Michael Murray as Sam Phillips
Christian Lees Christian Lees as Jerry Lee Lewis
Drake Milligan Drake Milligan as Elvis Presley
Dustin Ingram Dustin Ingram as Carl Perkins
Jonah Lees Jonah Lees as Jimmy Swaggart
Keir O'Donnell Keir O'Donnell as Dewey Phillips

Set in Memphis during the tumultuous early days of the civil rights movement, Sun Records tells the untold story of nothing less than the birth of rock ‘n’ roll. Guided by Sam Phillips, young musicians like Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis combined the styles of hillbilly country with the 1950s R&B sound created by artists like Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Fats Domino and Ike Turner, and changed the course of music forever. The series chronicles the young artists’ often jarring and sudden meteoric rise to fame in the face of sweeping political change and social unrest.

The events of the series develop in the 50-60s of the 20th century. It tell the story of the most popular independent label Sun Resords. The founder of the label is Sam Phillips. He worked as a disc jockey at the radio station in Alabama in the 1940-ies. In 1952 he founded the music Studio in Memphis. In 50-e years Sam Phillips was looking for new artists for record. His motto was "We record everything, everywhere and at any time." A key figures of the rock ' n ' roll as Elvis Presley, CARM Perkins, johnny cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and others recorded their first albums at that time. Many artists of rock-n-roll became legends with this label. They blew up a dance floor. Legendary performers were able to bring rock n roll to a new level, although this music was forbidden at that time. Later, the epidemic of rock ' n ' roll engulfed the entire Planet. This music still lives. This style always has fans. Sun Resords made a huge contribution to the development of this musical direction. Watch the history of the development of rock culture in the series Sun Resords season 1.

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