The event on Sept. 14 will feature music producer Hank Davis, Richard Weize, founder of Germany’s Bear Family Records and Sun recording artists the Miller Sisters. They will be interviewed by the Rock Hall’s Director of Education Jason Hanley. Admission is free with a reservation and seating is limited. RSVPs will be accepted for Rock Hall members beginning at 10 a.m. Monday and the general public at 10 a.m. Tuesday on their website.
The event is being presented in conjunction with Bear Family Record’s recently released three-set box set (“The Sun Blues Box,” “The Sun Country Box” and “The Sun Rock Box”. Each box contains 10 CDs complete with a booklet containing photos and detailed discography.
According to the Rock Hall, it has two permanent exhibits devoted to the history of Sun Records. The first, located just inside the entrance of the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall, features more than 40 artifacts that tell the story of the record label including telegrams, contracts, sheet music, photographs and rare vinyl records. The second exhibit is part of the Architects of Rock and Roll section on Level 2 and is devoted to Sun Records founder Sam Phillips and contains original Sun Studios recording equipment.
Sun Records was responsible for kick starting the careers of many influential artists. In 1954, it released the first single by Elvis Presley. It later introduced the world to Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis, who all began their careers at Sun.