Elvis Presley, Bill Black, Scotty Moore and Sam Phillips, Memphis, Tennessee, July 5th, 1954.

From left to right, Elvis poses with bass player Bill Black, guitarist Scotty Moore and Sun Records and Memphis Recording studio head Sam Phillips. The photo was taken in 1954 during a recording session in Memphis, Tennessee.

Sam Phillips, who discovered Elvis Presley and helped usher in the rock ‘n’ roll revolution, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003 in Memphis. He was 80.

Photo/Times Daily, Sun Records