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Sun Studio Sessions Previous Broadcasts

Episode #104

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 27, 2010 -- 12:30 AM

Howlin' Wolf, Rufus Thomas and B.B.King recorded their first hits inside Sun Studio. Those sounds drew Elvis to the front door looking to get his start. Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison soon followed. The Studio's cultural and musical impact still resonates across the world. John Lennon knelt and kissed the floor. Ringo called it rock's "Ground Zero."Bono said it "gave me a chill" to record for U2's Rattle & Hum album there. Today's artists are thrilled with the opportunity to record in this magical place. Many of them play clubs, college campuses and festivals around the country throughout the year.

Episode #103

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 20, 2010 -- 12:30 AM

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals constantly tour the US with appearances on "The Tonight Show" and "Good Morning America." Potter and band are a staple act at large outdoor festivals like Bonnaroo, so this intimate performance in Sun Studio - which captured the writing of a brand new song - is a special look at these rising artists.

Episode #102

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 13, 2010 -- 12:30 AM

Amber Rubarth is a world touring singer-songwriter based in New York who has earned praise from NPR, the New York Times and a large following both home and abroad. The Boston Globe says of her shows "You will leave with a crush on her."

Episode #101

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 6, 2010 -- 12:30 AM

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