50 Years of Rock and Roll
Press Conference Sun Studio November 5, 2003
photo© courtesy Debbie Faye Brown
On July 5, 1954, Elvis Presley recorded his first
record, "That's All Right," at the legendary Sun Studio in
Memphis...and rock 'n' roll took off. To commemorate that event
and its global impact, Memphis will mark the 50th Anniversary of Rock
'n' Roll in 2004 with a yearlong celebration of rock music and the many
streams of music that converged in Memphis to create a truly American
sound known throughout the world.
On July 5, 2004, A
"Global Moment in Time" was held at Sun Studio when Scotty
Moore pushed a button that simultaneously broadcast "That's All
Right" to over 1500 Radio networks around the world. Prior to
that, awards were presented for the
"That's All Right" reaching Gold status. We'll be
posting lots of pictures from that event, the Sun
Concert held right after and some of the other events of that weekend on
this page soon. So check back.
here to check out pictures from the Award presentation.
here to check out pictures from the Global Moment in Time.
here to check out pictures from the Sun Commemorative