60 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Featured Studio: Stax Records

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60 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Featured Studio: Stax Records

In honor of 60 Years of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley's Graceland will honor 60 artists each day who have been inspired by Elvis or have helped shape music and pop culture. The 60-day countdown will end with a world-wide celebration on July 5 - the day Elvis recorded "That's All Right" at Sun Studio in Memphis. Fans can check out the complete 60-Day Countdown each day and share via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using #60Years.

On July 5, 1954, Elvis walked into Sun Studio in Memphis and recorded “That’s All Right” with guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black. DJ Dewey Phillips played the song on July 8 on WHBQ radio and the switchboard lit up. Rock ‘n’ Roll was born and the music world changed forever.

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Today's Featured Studio

Stax Records

Stax Records, originally named Satellite Records, was founded in Memphis in 1957 by Jim Stewart. Satellite's early releases were country music, rockabilly records or straight pop numbers. Stewart was later introduced to rhythm and blues by fellow Memphian and staff producer Chips Moman, who later founded American Sound Studio. Stax featured several popular ethnically-integrated bands, including the label's house band, Booker T. & the M.G.'s, and an integrated black and white team of staff and artists unheard of in that time of racial strife and tension in Memphis and the South. In 15 years, Stax placed more than 167 hit songs in the Top 100 on the pop charts, and a staggering 243 hits in the Top 100 R&B charts. It launched the careers of such legendary artists as Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Rufus & Carla Thomas, Booker T, & the MGs and numerous others.

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