July 19, 1954

Jul 19, 2012

By AM740 Staff

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Sun Records released their first Elvis Presley single. The A Side was ‘That’s All Right’, written and originally performed by blues singer Arthur Crudup. The B Side was ‘Blue Moon of Kentucky.

Prior to its release Sam Phillips of Sun Records gave copies of the single to local disc jockeys including Dewey Phillips. On July 7, 1954, Phillips played ‘That’s All Right’ on his popular show Red, Hot & Blue. Interest in the track was so huge that he reportedly played the song 14 times and received dozens of calls about it.

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