Most of us in America were shocked and horrified to learn of the awful tragedy in Conn. resulting in a number of young lives being struck down by a madman. As a personal tribute to the lives lost, I call this image “The Missing Children.”
This is the famous Sun Studio in Memphis, Tenn. Many great names in country, blues, R & B, rockabilly, and rock & roll have beginnings here. BB King, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Charlie Rich just to name a few. Sam Phillips was a rock pioneer who always dreamed of owning his own recording studio. Later Sam started his own record label in the 50’s, calling in Sun Records. Sam Phillips is reported to have commented, “‘If I could find a white man who had the Negro sound and the Negro feel, I could make a billion dollars.'” He did. Around 1950 a young man came in to record an acetate disc. His name was Elvis Presley. The rest as they say is history.