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Sam Phillips (Male)

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Music Producer

The Resume

    (January 5, 1923-June 30, 2003)
    Founded Sun Studios (1950) and Sun Records (1952)
    Inventor of Rock 'n' Roll

Why he might be annoying:

    An actress named Sam Phillips shares his name.
    His middle name is Cornelius.
    He sold his rights to Elvis Presley to RCA for only $35,000.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He became famous for discovering Elvis Presley.
    He was one of the first white people to realize the economic potential of black music.
    In a Rolling Stone interview, he said: 'Had I not experienced what I did, it would be very difficult for me to kindredness with the black people, with music, with poor Southern whites, with the misunderstood peoples of the South.'
    Other than Elvis, he discovered or contracted many legends, including Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Conway Twitty, Charlie Rich, Howling Wolf and Jerry Lee Lewis.
    He was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1986).

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 11 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 10 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 16 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 20 Votes: 45.00% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 31 Votes: 90.32% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 15 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 22 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 21 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 29 Votes: 48.28% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 61 Votes: 57.38% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 99 Votes: 51.52% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 230 Votes: 47.83% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 249 Votes: 47.39% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 308 Votes: 44.16% Annoying