Dewey and Elvis: The Life and Times of a Rock 'n' Roll Deejay

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Beginning in 1949, while Elvis Presley and Sun Records were still virtually unknown--and two full years before Alan Freed famously "discovered" rock 'n' roll--Dewey Phillips brought rock 'n' roll to the Memphis airwaves by playing Howlin' Wolf, B. B. King, and Muddy Waters on his nightly radio show "Red, Hot and Blue." The mid-South's most popular white deejay, "Daddy-O-Dewey" is part of rock 'n' roll history for being the first major disc jockey to play Elvis Presley (and subsequently to conduct the first live, on-air ...

Dewey and Elvis: The Life and Times of a Rock 'n' Roll Deejay 2010, University of Illinois Press

ISBN-13: 9780252077326

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Dewey and Elvis: The Life and Times of a Rock 'n' Roll Deejay 2005, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252029813

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