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Sun Studio, Memphis

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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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  • I’m a huge Elvis fan and this was a visit early morning before heading off to Graceland. It gets busy! When we got there all tickets for the next tour had been sold so we had to wait – I think it was ...  more »
  • Am not a huge music fan, but even I recognized the importance of Sun Studio and they offer a great tour - with original recordings that you feel really honored to be able to hear!! This studio has suc...  more »
  • Tiffany was our tour guide...and never a bubblier, more enthusiastic passionate guide have I met. Just delightful and immersed us in the museum. The only reason I gave 'very good' rating rather than a...  more »
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