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Sun Studio, Memphis

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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  • Our tour guide was engaging and interesting. There is so much history at Sun Studios and they continue to make music there.  more »
  • We have been to the Sun studio in Nashville but this surpasses that. The recreation of Sam Cook DJ room was done to perfection. Our guide was a great asset to the whole tour. The lower...  more »
  • Our guide Graham was awesome and very informative and helpful. We had a great time and enjoyed everything about the studio. The setup is authentic and it was like going back in time a little...  more »

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