The entrepreneur Sam Phillips died at the age of 80. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Record executive and record producer who was crucial in the establishment of rock and roll during the 1950s.
He was the youngest of eight children growing up on a farm in Alabama. He was married to Rebecca Irene Burns from 1942 until 1960 and he had two sons named Knox and Jerry.
Sam Phillips Death / Obituary – According to a twitter statement on June 29, 2020, Sam Phillips died due to an unidentified cause of death. Sam Phillips passed away leaving loved ones in total sadness, Sam Phillips death has caused so much heartbreak to the beloved family.
If I could find a white man who had the Negro sound and the Negro feel, I could make a billion dollars.
I was looking for what was coming from a man’s soul and a man’s conviction. I didn’t care about his past. If it was innate and natural and felt good to him and it communicated.
I am a sound freak. I could play around with sound forever.
Feeling has as much to say as the words do. You can have the greatest words in the world and if they’re not believable, they don’t strike a chord and they’re not said convincingly, it’s not a great song.
There was a certain feeling I developed as a young person for black people. Somehow they were able to get pleasure out of things that I couldn’t see them enjoying. I heard them sing a lot, and I didn’t hear white folks going down the cotton rows singing that much.