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Sam Phillips
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Background information
Birth name Samuel Cornelius Phillips
Born (1923-01-05)January 5, 1923
Florence, Alabama, U.S.
Died July 30, 2003(2003-07-30) (aged 80)
Memphis, Tennessee
Genres Rock and roll, rockabilly, country, blues
Occupation(s) Record producer
Years active 1945–2003
Labels Phillips International, Sun
Associated acts Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Howlin' Wolf

Samuel Cornelius Phillips (January 5, 1923 – July 30, 2003), better known as Sam Phillips, was an American businessman, record executive, record producer and DJ. He played an important role in the rock and roll world in the 1950s. He was a producer, label owner, and talent scout throughout the 1940s and 1950s.

He was the founder of both Sun Studios and Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee. He was most successful in the launching of Elvis Presley's career in 1954.

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