Friday, January 7, 2011
Mark Morris of Memphis, Tn has won our competition for two FREE tickets. Congratulations Mark! We will see you there! And thanks for taking part of the competition.
Sun Records Pioneer Sonny Burgess To Perform At The 1st Annual Elvis Birthday Bash.
Memphis, TN, November 23, 2010—Elvis would of turned 76 years old in January and what better way to celebrate his birthday than in his hometown with fellow Sun Records Contemporary, Sonny Burgess. Sonny Burgess recorded at Sun Studio from August 1956 to August 1958 releasing 5 singles including Red Headed Woman and We Wanna Boogie. Sonny even opened for Elvis in October 1955 when Elvis came to his hometown of Newport, Ark.
Joining Sonny on stage will be pumping piano player Smoochy Smith who with his group The Mar-Keys had the first top ten hit on Stax Records in 1961 with Last Night. Smoochy also got his start at Sun Records as a session player backing up such legends as Billy Lee Riley, Ace Cannon and Warren Smith. This won’t be the first meeting between Sonny and Smoochy. Sonny and Smoochy were part of The Sun Rhythm Section along with Paul Burlison, Marcus Van Story, Stan Kessler and D.J. Fontana who traveled the world.
Also backing up Sonny Burgess will be The Stunning Cunning Band from Memphis, TN who play original Sun Records rockabilly music with a high energy stage show. Also performing that night will be Landon Lane and The Ivories with piano boogie woogie music and the Number 1 Elvis Tribute Artist in Tennessee, Brian Lee Howell.
The event will be held at Nocturnal Memphis at 1588 Madison Avenue Memphis, TN 38104. Tickets are just $10 and are available online or at the door. Doors will open at 6:00 PM. Must be 21+ to enter
Join our facebook page and tell us what year Sam Phillips started Sun Records. One winner will be randomly picked and announced on Wednesday.
Good Luck All!
"Had a great time on The Marty Stuart Show today with James Burton (Elvis' guitarist, Marty and Kenny Loveless (Jerry Lee Lewis' guitarist) Watch for our appearance soon on the RFD-TV Network around the country." says W.S. Holland