1. He was the first to play all styles of music, Black and White, blues, hillbilly, pop, and jazz, and appeal to all races. And he was doing it in the South in 1948.
2. The now-stereotypical character of the hyperactive, fast-talking, crazy, demented-acting disc jockey was no act. Dewey really was nuts.
3. He was the first deejay to play Elvis Presley. And, as the cover to this amazing collection of radio airchecks also points out, the first to introduce him to drugs.
He ruled the Memphis airwaves for ten years until the rise of Top 40 and changing tastes ended up banishing him from the marketplace. As he drug-stumbled from one smaller station to the next for the last ten years of his life, Phillips, like Freed, flamed out early at 42 in 1968. ~ Cub Koda, Rovi
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