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Dewey Phillips was the DJ who first played Elvis Presley on Memphis's WHBQ. "He ended up at WHBQ, as much as anything else, by being very unsuccessful at anything else he tried," David Halberstam wrote in The Fifties. Daddy-O-Dewey "was a man driven by a kind of wonderful madness and an almost sweet desire to provoke the existing establishment, and to turn the world gently upside down."

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