Variety.com Explores How Elvis Invented Rock 'n' Roll on July 5, 1954
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Variety.com Explores How Elvis Invented Rock 'n' Roll on July 5, 1954

As we gear up to celebrate 60 Years of Rock 'n' Roll here in Memphis, Variety.com takes an in depth look at Elvis' historic recording on July 5, 1954, and highlights the events taking place in the city where rock 'n' roll was born.


"The explosion of rock ‘n’ roll as a cultural force was ignited 60 years ago this week, on a hot day in Memphis when a truck driver named Elvis Presley was called to a recording session by producer Sam Phillips, the savvy owner of Memphis Recording Studio."


From the landmark moment in music history to the days following, the recording of "Thats All Right" broke down racial barriers and brought a new wave of music to the forefront. Variety talks with Elvis experts, such as historian Peter Guralnick, about the chain of events that followed that fateful day in July of 1954.


Read the complete article "How Elvis Invented Rock 'n' Roll on July 5, 1954" by visiting Variety.com. Also, check out our complete schedule of events taking place this weekend by visiting our 60 Years of Rock 'n' Roll events page.


 

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