July 5 - 1954 - Elvis Presley Records "That's All Right, Mama"
At the beginning of the summer of 1954, Elvis Presley was just a music-loving teenager in Memphis, Tennessee who was trying to play music. On the night of July 5, at the end of a long recording session, he began goofing around on a blues song by Arthur Crudup, "That's All Right, Mama." Once Sam Phillips heard what he was doing, he put it on tape, pressed it into a record, and gave it to a local DJ. Then Elvis' career took off, exploding Rock 'n' Roll on the national scene.