All Feature Articles

Parnassus Books Is Set to Tell the Story of The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll: 70 Years of Sun Records at Author Signing in Nashville

by Rich and Laura Lynch

Parnassus Books located at 3900 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, Tennessee will be hosting an instore author event on November 30, 2022. Peter Guralnick who co- wrote The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll: 70 Years of Sun Records will speak about his book which is a deep dive into the history of Sun Records and its founder Sam Phillips. The event is free but registration is required.

Parnassus Books is an independent bookstore for independent people. The shop which opened in 2011 is co-owned by novelist Ann Patchett and her business partner Karen Hayes. Parnassus stocks a diverse and wide range of books including fiction, non-fiction, children's, local interests and the arts. Also, all of Ann's works are signed and she will personalize any of her books for you. Plus, Parnassus hosts hundreds of special events throughout the year such as the author discussion with Mr. Guralnick on the 30th.

The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll will be released on November 22, 2022. MCN received an advance copy and let's just say that the hard copy is a work of art. It is a coffee table book packed with rare photos paired with a well-researched history of Sun Records as told through 70 of its iconic recordings. A digital edition will also be available.

The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll: 70 Years of Sun Records is a timeline of this legendary label. From the early days with primal blues artists like Howlin' Wolf and B.B. King to long nights in the studio with Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis. Readers will learn how the label was shaped and how it redefined American music. The "Sun Spot" sidebars shine light on the subjects of how the iconic logo was crafted, a look at the Million Dollar Quartet sessions and how the song "Harper Valley, PTA" funded the company. Plus, there is a complete discography at the end of the book.

Sam Phillips had an ear for sound. He struck gold early but often bigger labels would come in and steal the stars from Sun, so he was often struggling to make ends meet. Yet, no one can steal Sam's legacy as an innovative producer who played a major part in the birth of rock 'n' roll.

"Written by two of the most acclaimed music writers of our time, Peter Guralnick and Colin Escott, and featuring hundreds of rare images from the Sun archives as well as a foreword by music legend Jerry Lee Lewis, this is a one-of-a-kind book for anyone who wants to know where it all started." Both authors have written other books about Sun and its artists, thus the combination of these two forces make for an even better effort. The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll: 70 Years of Sun Records is a vibrant historical document.

So come on down to Parnassus Books on November 30, 2022 to hear Peter Guralnick speak about The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll: 70 Years of Sun Records and come out with a brighter appreciation of Sun Records and its originator Sam Phillips.

Related Links: For more information on PETER GURALNICK & SUN RECORDS and the other organizations mentioned please visit the following links - Peter Guralnick | The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll | Sun Records | Parnassus Books


The War Hippies Go to Battle for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation at 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville

Enchant Opens with Great Expectations at First Horizon Park in Nashville

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Premiers a New Documentary at Belcourt Theatre in Nashville

Thanks Were Given During Pre-Holiday Concert at at Glencliff UMC in Nashville

Joanne Shaw Taylor Shows Just Why She Is Nobody's Fool at TPAC in Nashville

PBR Team Champions the Nashville Stampede Bring the Big Buckle Home to Broadway

Zoolumination Is Off to a Roaring Start In Spectacular Return to Nashville Zoo

Parnassus Books Is Set to Tell the Story of The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll: 70 Years of Sun Records at Author Signing in Nashville

Gibson Gives and Guitars For Vets Gather For a Memorable Rock to Remember Concert in Nashville

Petra Celebrates 50 Years of Christian Rock at Cornerstone in Madison

Loretta Lynn - Celebrating the Life of The Coal Miner's Daughter at the Opry House in Nashville

BMI Rooftop on the Row Has a Rousing Season Finale with Julia Cole, Callista Clark and Tiera Kennedy

King's X Are Extremely Excellent at Sold-Out Brooklyn Bowl in Nashville

John Petrucci and Meanstreak Make It a Family Affair at the CMA Theater in Nashville

The Hobbs Sisters Break Out the Band at Live Oak in Nashville

The Southern Festival of Books Adds Another Exciting Chapter in Nashville

The Doobie Brothers Close a Chapter on 50th Anniversary Reunion Tour at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville

Songs On 2nd - Is There a Better Writer's Round in Nashville?

Steve Earle and the Kentucky HeadHunters Go to Bat for a Good Cause in Nashville

An Excellent Evening with Chris Martin of Martin & Co. at InDo in Nashville

Hany and the Nets: Nashville SC's Mukhtar Makes a Claim for Both League MVP and Golden Boot Titles at GEODIS Park

Cimarron 615 Makes It Official at The 5 Spot in East Nashville

BMI Rooftop On The Row Remains the Coolest Party in Nashville with Tenille Arts and Elvie Shane

Andrew Jackson - the Nation's 7th President - Remains Revered and Reviled in Nashville

© 2022
All Rights Reserved