publication date: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 (part of Fall 2015)

category: Music

clue: Early rock & roll wouldn't have been the same without the supernova of talent (Elvis! Carl! Jerry Lee! Johnny!) that was discovered in his studio.

explanation: Phillips operated Sun Studio and Sun Records ("supernova") in Memphis. Among his discoveries were Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Joanna Woods, Mike Rothstein, Mike Eberhart, and Stan Iwanchuk


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