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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 7

Published 17 months ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


RINGO STARR (born Richard Starkey)

THIS HAPPENED


In 1954, By simply playing a new song that he liked by an unknown artist, WHBQ Memphis DJ Dewey Phillips became a star in his own right. That unknown artist was Elvis Presley, and the song Phillips premiered on the air was “That’s All Right Mama.”

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