Email Signup

Be the first to know about new products and special offers!

Thanks for subscribing! Here's a coupon for $5 off $30 or more: MUSICMAIL
 
 
Jazz keyboardist Bob James, best known for creating the theme song to the TV show Taxi, is likely the most sampled artist of all time, with his compositions appearing in songs from Cee-Lo Green, DJ Jazzy Jeff, N.W.A., Run-DMC, Beastie Boys, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Heavy D, Mary J. Blige, and dozens of others.

Sun Records Where Rock n Roll Was Born T-Shirt - Lightweight Vintage Style 

SKU:ACTSUNROCK70
Price: 
$25.95
 
 
Select A Color:
Select A Size:
 
Quantity:
 
Size Width Length
XS 16.5" 27"
S 18" 28"
M 20" 29"
L 22" 30"
XL 24" 31"
2XL 26" 32"
3XL 28" 33"
4XL 30" 34"
Description
This Bluescentric Brand authentic Sun Records t-shirt is available in premium lightweight 4.2oz vintage style sizes up to 4XL. Solid colors are 100% combed, ringspun cotton. Athletic Heather is 90% cotton. All other Heather colors are 52% cotton, 48% poly. Sizes run true. These t shirts are lighter and slightly more fitted compared to the Classic Gildan tees. 

Official Sun Records apparel, every piece sold directly benefits the legendary Tennessee record label. 

This design reads "Sun Records" / "Where Rock n Roll Was Born" and 1952 -- the date of establishment. 

No single place can better claim the birth of Rock n Roll quite like Sun Records, founded in Memphis, Tennessee in 1952.

It started when Sun Studio recorded & released Ike Turner's 1951 hit "Rocket 88", a song that would later be known as the first Rock n Roll song in history. From this song, owner Sam Phillips was able to start Sun Records in 1952.

He quickly discovered & enlisted blues trailblazer Howlin' Wolf, and then captured the rocking new country-influenced sound that would become Rockabilly, signing hot young talent in Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

Johnny Cash wandered into the label, hoping to play his own song, "Folsom Prison Blues", an event that would kick off a prolific fifty year career.  

About that time, local boy Elvis Presley walked into the studio, paying to sing a song "for his mother". Months later, Phillips called Elvis for an experimental studio session that wasn't going well until the singer strummed out a rollicking version of an Arthur Crudup blues song. "Shake, Rattle & Roll" kicked off an unprecedented, decades-long international explosion of music that would be broadly known as Rock n Roll.