Everything About Rebecca Irene Burns: Sam Phillips Wife

Who is Rebecca Irene Burns:

Rebecca Irene Burns is the wife of Sam Phillips who was an American record producer and he played a very important role in the development of rock and roll in the 1950s.

rebecca irene burns

They married on 1942 and this marriage remain until 1960 and they had two children both boys named Knox and Jerry.

Rebecca Irene Burns is very best known for her role in the life of American’s first rock and roll family. She found herself very creative at radio work and she adopted a very sustaining role for her family.

She was the woman with the religious faith. She was very sweet in nature and communicated with spirit when she met with her family and friends.

Early Life:

Rebecca Irene Burns was born on June 22, 1925 in Colbert County, Alabama, United States.  She was 17 years old and she was a student in High School. With her sister, Rebecca Irene Burns worked in Radio when she meet 19 years old Sam Phillips.

She was died on Thursday, September 13, 2012, in Colbert County, Alabama, the United States in the age of 87 years.

rebecca burns phillips grave

people also read:

Lori Wachs : Ali Velshi Wife
Gianni Jansen : Kenley Jansen Wife

Married Life:

Rebecca Irene Burns was 17 years old when she met Sam Phillips for the first time at station in her native Sheffield, Ala.

The story of their married is something like that

“ Sam had recently gone to work at the station as an announcer in 1942. Rebecca described the story of her love for Sam; she said that “He had just come in out of the rain.

His hairs were windblown and full of raindrops. He was wearing sandals with a smile that was different from others whoever I had seen. He was sitting down on a piano bench and began to talk to me in a very lovely style. That night I told my family that I meet a man(Sam Phillips) to whom I wanted to marry.” That was the night and moments when Rebecca fall in love with Sam and relized that Sam is the perfect man for her. ”

After 18 years of marriage, divorce happened between the couple. The couple shared two sons Knox and Jerry.

Physical State:

Age: 87 years old (1925-2012)

Weight: We tried to find information regarding to Rebecca Irene Burns, but not found much.

Height: Did not mentioned anywhere

Eye Color: Black

Hair Color: Black

Favorite Things:

as per her biography we can say that she loved music, because she remained attached to music for a very low age of 17 when she was working with her sister for Radio.

About her husband:

Sam Phillips used to work on a farm, in a grocery store, and in a funeral parlor before he joined the music industry. He revolutionized the music industry and introduced rock and roll to the world. Sam Phillips is very best known for discovering the musicians and popular artists like Elvis Persley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Howlin’ Wolf. He was the first non-musician to be inducted in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and after his death, his both sons continue the tradition of family music.

Sam Phillips Died on Jul 30, 2003 at the age of 80 years.



At the age of 17 she worked at Radio with her sister and at that she was also a High School student. Sam Phillips launched the radio station “WHER” the “All-Girl Radio” on 29 October in 1955.

It was the first radio sation in United States of America which show the message of women empowerment where every position was held by women.

Sam Phillips said that Rebecca Irene Burns was the inspiration behind his WHER radio station because she was very creative and exceptional in speaking, writing and organizing her ideas and thoughts.

Challenges and Successes:

Her success was that she was the mother and wife of first american rock and roll family.

Net Worth:

The net worth of Rebecca Irene Burns is not declared. Sam Phillips sold Elvis’ contract to RCA for $35000 which is worth as $300000 now which is the most ever paid for any artist.


Not found anywhere because she got married with the first person she meet in younger age, I mean Sam Phillips. Although Sam Phillips divorced two other women named Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash.

Social Media Accounts:

When social media was introduced, she was in matured age that when someone not use social media to waist his/her time.

Rebbeca Facebook:



Thank you very much for visiting our website, please do comment and let us know if you want to know about someone and didn’t find good data, so we can research and publish for you.

Leave a Comment