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Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Samuel Cornelius Phillips

City of Florence Walk of Honor

 
 
Samuel Cornelius Phillips Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 13, 2009
1. Samuel Cornelius Phillips Marker
Inscription.
Known as the "Father of Rock and Roll," Sam Phillips established Sun Records in 1952, helping Elvis Presley and other well-known artists launch their careers. He received a Grammy for Lifetime Achievement in music.
 
Erected 2007 by City of Florence.
 
Location. 34° 48.395′ N, 87° 37.884′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from Hightower Place south of Veterans Drive (Alabama Route 133), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Locate in River Heritage Park. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Christopher Handy (here, next to this marker); William D. "Buddy" Killen (here, next to this marker); Edward Asbury O'Neal, III (here, next to this marker); Maj. Gen. George W. Goethals (here, next to this marker); Caroline Lee Hentz (here, next to this marker); Thomas Sigismund Stribling (here, next to this marker); Justice John A. McKinley (here, next to this marker); Dr. Ethelbert Brinkley Norton (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Florence.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Tennessee Encycleopedia of History and Culture. Samuel Cornelius Phillips 1923- (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
Samuel Cornelius Phillips ~Sun Records image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 27, 2008
2. Samuel Cornelius Phillips ~Sun Records
Found in Music Hall of Fame Tuscumbia, Al
 

2. Sam Phillips. Phillips was a native of Florence, Alabama and a graduate of Coffee High School. He was exposed to blues and became interested in music by African-American workers on his father's cotton farm. (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

3. Sun Records Founder Sam Phillips Dies. Elvis discoverer, Hall of Famer was 80. by Gil Kaufman (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
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Samuel Cornelius Phillips and Elvis Presley image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 27, 2008
3. Samuel Cornelius Phillips and Elvis Presley
Found in Music Hall of Fame Tuscumbia, Al
Samuel Cornelius Phillips Photo image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 27, 2008
4. Samuel Cornelius Phillips Photo
Sam Phillips along with other entertainers picture hanging in Music Hall of Fame in Tuscumbia, Al Sam Phillips is located bottom row in middle.
Walk of Honor River Heritage Park image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, March 22, 2010
5. Walk of Honor River Heritage Park
 
 
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