Dewey Phillips: The Midwife of Rock and Roll

Memphis in July of 1954 was the place for the introduction of Rock & Roll. Elvis Presley’s musical interpretation and Sam Phillips’ direction in the control booth on July 5th, 1954 would become the essential ingredients of Rock and Roll’s conception and birth. However, it was the local DJ, Dewey Phillips, who became the midwife to the delivery of Rock and Roll.