The Johnny Cash Museum will open “The Legends of Sun Records” exhibit on August 15.
The exhibit will celebrate Johnny’s time at Sun and also showcase the careers of other great stars who recorded for the label, including Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.
Founder of the Nashville-based museum, Bill Miller, says:
Johnny Cash began his musical career at Sun Records. Sun was the launch pad for several young men whose music would forever impact the world. Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and Johnny came from similar backgrounds and humble beginnings. Once they walked through the door at the Memphis Recording Service, their lives would never be the same. We are proud to showcase Johnny’s labelmates from this historic period in rock and roll history.
Priscilla Presley says that Elvis would have been “tremendously honored to be included in this exhibit.”
Roy Orbison’s sons, Wesley, Roy Jr. and Alex Orbison, have called the exhibit “…a beautiful and fitting home for these special pieces of Dad’s past”.
Carl Perkins’ son, Stan, has also welcomed the exhibit, noting that “Johnny Cash and Dad were like brothers” and “Our family is proud to have them reunited at the Johnny Cash Museum”.
Jerry Lee Lewis, the sole survivor, says that he and Johnny were “good friends” and that he is “proud to be involved in The Legends of Sun Records exhibit at the Johnny Cash Museum”.
Forbes ranked the Johnny Cash Museum as number one in their list of the Top Five “Must-See” Nashville destinations. It is located at 119 Third Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37201 and is open daily.
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