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Chick Crumpacker

 

Chick Crumpacker fell in love with records at the age of 10 when he started to collect them. While his name is not a household name, it is forever entwined with the most famous performer of all time — Elvis Presley.In fact, Chick was one of the main reasons Elvis got his record contract with RCA. He recalls how he helped bring Elvis from Sun Records to RCA and how they let Johnny Cash get away.Elvis wasn’t his only success story. Chick worked in the record business for 57 during, arguably, the best 57-year period in music history. He just retired a few years ago, and he tells us about the fascinating restoration and preservation work he did during his final few years at the label.If you’re a music lover, you can’t miss this interview about the fascinating history of the music industry and its transition to the 21st century from a man who was intimately involved with every aspect of the business.