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Sun Studio, Memphis

4.7
Must see · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Elvis Presley recorded his first song at Sun Studio, arguably the birthplace of rock and roll. Country music, blues, R&B, and rockabilly artists recorded here throughout the 1950s, with the most notable names including Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, and B.B. King. Stop by to take a guided tour of the studio's headquarters and see equipment used to record some of the best-known hits in American music history. Highlights include Elvis Presley's microphone, used during a recording session in 1954. Located right in the downtown area, the studio is easily accessible from anywhere in town, with frequent shuttle buses running between this location and other notable music venues in and around Memphis. To visit Sun Studio and get the most from your holiday in Memphis, create itinerary details personal to you using our Memphis online trip itinerary planner.
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  • Great music studio. The tour was fantastic. You can feel the greats spirit in here. The studio is still active for recording. $200 an hour to record over here. Great history. This is where Elvis...  more »
  • 45-ish minute tour with some some local musicians. It’s very informative and interesting and just plain cool. We all loved it and inspired to do more research on our own about the sun studio and...  more »

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