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'That's All Right'
Elvis Presley
The debate still continues on what was the first Rock ‘n’ Roll record ever made, with Bill Haley and the Comets Shake, Rattle and Roll claiming the crown by some. However, That’s All Right is considered by many to be the main
Elvis Presley
Song facts
Arthur Crudup
Genre Rock
Album Elvis '55
Year of Release
contender, as Elvis provided all the youth, energy and swagger that made the birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll so memorable.  Sun Records boss Sam Phillips was heard to have said “If I could find a white man who had the Negro sound and the Negro feel, I could make a billion dollars.” Sam didn’t have to wait long, as during the summer of 1954, Elvis Presley recorded Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup’s vintage R & B song and without knowing it would change the face of popular music forever.

"I guess you'd call it Soul nowadays"
Marion Keisker
Marion Keisker MacInnes was the office manager at Sun Records. Here she talks about Elvis'first recording session with the label.


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Robert Plant
 Led Zeppelin rocked with their cover of That's All Right a medley during one of their classic BBC sessions.

This songs and others of the middle to late fifties awoke the teenagers of the time


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