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 1,354,605 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Sam Phillips is the 649th most popular musician (up from 763rd in 2019), the 3,326th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,715th in 2019) and the 222nd most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Sam Phillips ranks 649 out of 2,675Before him are Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, Kenny Loggins, Jorge Bolet, Tom Araya, K. K. Downing, and Bix Beiderbecke. After him are Giovanni Sgambati, Nelson Freire, Jörg Demus, Vasco Rossi, Joan Jett, and David Knopfler.

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Among people born in 1923, Sam Phillips ranks 154Before him are Jorge María Mejía, Joseph Weizenbaum, Bob Dole, Elisabeth Becker, Oskar Fischer, and Inge Morath. After him are Faas Wilkes, Loriot, Yuriko, Princess Mikasa, Dimitrios Ioannidis, Carl Djerassi, and Jozef Lenárt. Among people deceased in 2003, Sam Phillips ranks 118Before him are Kerim Kerimov, John Ritter, Karel Kosík, Milton George Henschel, Winston Graham, and Qusay Hussein. After him are Jaba Ioseliani, Anita Mui, Kir Bulychev, Michel Constantin, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, and Constantin Dăscălescu.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sam Phillips ranks 3,326 out of 15,968Before him are Kylie Jenner (1997), Sonny Boy Williamson II (1912), Barbara Kruger (1945), Dominic Chianese (1931), Frederic Forrest (1936), and Alfre Woodard (1952). After him are Emile Ardolino (1943), Elizabeth Wilson (1921), Alan Perlis (1922), Neil Simon (1927), Samuel Wilson (1766), and Jackie Gleason (1916).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Sam Phillips ranks 222Before him are Link Wray (1929), Tim Buckley (1947), Charlie Christian (1916), Scott Bradley (1891), Kenny Loggins (1948), and Bix Beiderbecke (1903). After him are Joan Jett (1958), Charley Patton (1891), Tito Jackson (1953), Eric Singer (1958), GG Allin (1956), and Jerry Garcia (1942).