Sam Phillips

1923 - 2003

Sam Phillips

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 1,138,455 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 763rd most popular musician.

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  • 29

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  • 4.13

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Sam Phillips ranks 766 out of 2,258Before him are Paul Chambers, Big Joe Turner, Milt Jackson, Juan Luis Guerra, Son House, and Trịnh Công Sơn. After him are Pitbull, Jan Akkerman, Lang Lang, Michael Hutchence, Sally Oldfield, and Otis Rush.

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Among people born in 1923, Sam Phillips ranks 170Before him are Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, Madeleine Lebeau, Ferenc Szusza, Rafael Addiego Bruno, V. C. Andrews, and Milt Jackson. After him are Harrison Dillard, Jim Reeves, Octavio Lepage, Ioannis Grivas, Giulio Cabianca, and Jalal Al-e-Ahmad. Among people deceased in 2003, Sam Phillips ranks 141Before him are Rachel Kempson, Robert Stack, Hal Clement, Augusto Monterroso, Veikko Hakulinen, and Garrett Hardin. After him are Hume Cronyn, Wilfred Thesiger, Ahmadou Kourouma, Wolfgang Larrazábal, Lothar Emmerich, and Art Carney.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sam Phillips ranks 3,718 out of 12,171Before him are Owen Garriott (1930), Kevin Richardson (1971), E. G. Marshall (1914), Courtney Hodges (1887), Brian Austin Green (1973), and Movita Castaneda (1916). After him are Zelda Rubinstein (1933), Irving Cummings (1888), Raymond Moody (1944), Chris Hardwick (1971), Victoria Woodhull (1838), and Toby Keith (1961).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Sam Phillips ranks 270Before him are Albert Ayler (1936), Jordan Rudess (1956), Paul Chambers (1935), Big Joe Turner (1911), Milt Jackson (1923), and Son House (1902). After him are Pitbull (1981), Otis Rush (1934), Chrissie Hynde (1951), Taj Mahal (1942), Big Bill Broonzy (1903), and Gary Burton (1943).