Marion Keisker was born in Memphis, Tennessee back in 1917. She graduated from Southwester College with a degree in English and Medieval French. She married Angus and had a son who she named after the father.
She was a radio show host for WREC becoming a station manager and later Sam Phillips assistant. She also worked at the Memphis Recording Service and Sun Records. She left Sun Records and joined the U.S. Air Force, commissioned as a captain and served as information office in charge of the Armed Forces television station at the Ramstein base in Germany. She left the Air Force in 1969, moving back to Memphis where she became active in the Memphis chapter of the National Organization for Women. Her correspondence is archived at the Memphis Public Library. She died in 1989, she was 72.
What you may not know about Marion Keisker Maclennes is that she is best remembered as the first person to record an upstart you may have heard of Elvis Presley on July 18, 1953.
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