Elvis Presley, Sun Records Back in Business Together

More than five decades after he left the roster of Sun Records, Elvis Presley’s name and likeness will again be featured on products issued by the record label Sam Phillips founded in Memphis. Sun Entertainment Corp., now based in Nashville, and Elvis Presley Enterprises announced the licensing agreement Thursday (Oct. 12). Presley made his first records for Sun, including such classic tracks as “Mystery Train” and “That’s All Right.” In 1955, Phillips sold Presley’s recording contract to RCA to finance additions to Sun’s artist roster. Phillips sold the record label to current Sun Entertainment chairman Shelby S. Singleton in 1969. Details of the deal were not disclosed, although a press release indicated Presley’s name and image will be used with the Sun logo “for a broad range of commemorative retail products.”