Sam Phillips (1923-2003) was a record producer and owner of Sun Records. He is credited with scouting some of the first and most legendary rock and roll artists such as Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis. In 1986, he became one of the first people inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Sam Phillips launched Sun Records in February 1952. The label became the home for artists such as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash.