Sun Records Sonny Burgess @ The 1st Annual Elvis Birthday Bash!
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 a