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Sam Phillips

1923 - 2003

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Samuel Cornelius Phillips (January 5, 1923 – July 30, 2003) was an American record producer. He was the founder of Sun Records and Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, where he produced recordings by Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Howlin' Wolf. Phillips played a major role in the development of rock and roll during the 1950s, launching the career of Presley. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sam Phillips has received more than 1,657,958 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Sam Phillips is the 805th most popular musician (down from 649th in 2019), the 4,047th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,325th in 2019) and the 274th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Sam Phillips ranks 805 out of 2,662Before him are Ray Brown, Earl Hines, Dimebag Darrell, Peter Winter, Richard Galliano, and Carl Palmer. After him are Würzel, Bob Klose, Vasco Rossi, Mika, Freddie Hubbard, and Steve Jones.

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Among people born in 1923, Sam Phillips ranks 185Before him are Valentin Varennikov, Jorge María Mejía, Don Adams, Tonino Delli Colli, Glynis Johns, and Hjalmar Andersen. After him are Nazik Al-Malaika, Jean Delumeau, Harrison Dillard, Fatmawati, Gordon Jackson, and Stanisław Skrowaczewski. Among people deceased in 2003, Sam Phillips ranks 142Before him are Luděk Pachman, Kir Bulychev, Augusto Monterroso, Paul Janssen, Nello Pagani, and Winston Graham. After him are Hope Lange, Lothar Emmerich, Lewis A. Coser, Martha Chase, Karl Kling, and Ahmadou Kourouma.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sam Phillips ranks 4,047 out of 18,182Before him are Vincent Gallo (1961), Giovanni Ribisi (1974), Blake Clark (1946), Antonin Scalia (1936), Kathleen Kennedy (1953), and Kristen Wiig (1973). After him are Judy Holliday (1921), James Pickens Jr. (1954), Lori Lightfoot (1962), Nile Rodgers (1952), William Forsythe (1949), and Joseph Strauss (1870).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Sam Phillips ranks 274Before him are Berry Gordy (1929), Carmine Appice (1946), Bix Beiderbecke (1903), Ray Brown (1926), Earl Hines (1903), and Dimebag Darrell (1966). After him are Freddie Hubbard (1938), James Ingram (1952), Paul Gilbert (1966), Chuck Schuldiner (1967), Doug Clifford (1945), and Link Wray (1929).