Published: Aug 15, 2014
photos courtesy PLA Media
The Johnny Cash Museum in downtown Nashville unveiled a new exhibit, Legends of Sun Records, at an exclusive industry gathering at the museum, Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 13). The exhibit officially opens to the public today, Aug. 15, and will run for 18 months.
Legends of Sun Records features artifacts, record covers, vintage photos and other fascinating items spotlighting the artists who made the Memphis-based record label famous: Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and drummer W.S. Holland.
Fans visiting the exhibit will also enjoy a video featuring legendary performances, including Elvis Presley singing “Don’t Be Cruel,” Jerry Lee Lewis on “Great Balls of Fire” and a hilarious segment with Johnny Cash impersonating Elvis.
Attending the sneak peek unveiling were Johnny Cash’s brother and sister Tommy Cash and Joanne Cash Yates, Sun Records’ Jerry Phillips, Roy Orbison’s son Alex and other special guests.
Johnny Cash Museum founder Bill Miller addressed the crowd, noting, “We wanted to continue to let the museum evolve. Sun Records played such an important part in the history of rock ’n’ roll.”