Sam Phillips demurs when it's suggested that rock 'n' roll was invented at his Sun Records label during the 1950s. But he does acknowledge there was a whole lotta shakin' going on in Memphis thanks to the music he created there with the likes of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison and others. Sun's achievements are celebrated in ``Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records,'' a documentary that debuted Nov. 28 on PBS and airs through the public broadcasting network's current pledge period.
A companion album of the same name, featuring Sun classics covered by rock 'n' roll luminaries such as Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, also was released.
Source: Reuters / Updated: Dec 16, 2001