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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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  • The inside of the building is very small but they do have a few souvenirs to choose from. Mainly tshirts and drink glasses. You have to pay a good fee to see the studio where Elvis recorded. We were.....  more »
  • By far the best place we went I’ve been here 3 times it’s the recording studio where Elvis went to make a recording for his mother. It’s setup like it would have been original equipment to look at...  more »
  • Extraordinary experience worth every minute. Hear the music and songs from the Prisonaires to Elvis to Johnny Cash and forward. Great tour and not an experience you can have anywhere else!  more »

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