Sun Records: History & Artists


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In what year was Sun Records founded?

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1. Who founded Sun Records?

2. Which racial group's music did Phillips want to market to a wider audience?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take the interactive quiz in conjunction with the printable worksheet to learn more about Sun Records, a famous Southern record company. You will be tested on the facts surrounding the conception and rise of this company.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to gauge your knowledge of:

  • When Sun Records was founded
  • Who founded it
  • Which racial group's music Phillips wanted to market to a wider audience
  • Individuals that signed with Sun Records
  • Where the headquarters of the company moved to

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about who founded Sun Records and when he founded it
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the history of a Southern record company and what it aimed to do, in a different light
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Sun Records

Additional Learning

To learn more about a famous Southern record company, review the corresponding lesson called Sun Records: History & Artists. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discusses the history behind Sun Records
  • Examines its quick rise as a successful record company
  • Identifies the key artists that were signed by Sun Records