The Country Music Hall of Fame opens a new exhibit to honor the famed artist of country, blues, and rock music.
Sam Phillips’ exhibit, Flyin’ Saucers Rock and Roll: The Cosmic Genius of Sam Phillips opened on August 28, 2015. This exhibit will honor Sam Phillips, who passed away in 2003. According to CMT News, “Sam Phillips is one of the most innovative and inspiring figures in the history of American music.”
Phillips introduced musical icons to the world. These icons included but are not limited to Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Ike Turner, and Charlie Rich. Included in the exhibit is the tape recorder Phillips used to create the slapback echo on Presley’s Sun recordings. Also included in the exhibit is an electric guitar used by Howlin’ Wolf, a vintage Kay K-161 Thin Twin.
Sam Phillips’ exhibit is located in Nashville in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The exhibit will include a catalog, also entitled Flyin’ Saucers Rock and Roll: The Cosmic Genius of Sam Phillips. In the catalog will be photographs of the exhibit and it can be purchased at the Museum bookstore.
For more information, visit the Country Music HOF Sam Phillips page.