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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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  • Really knowledgeable staff who are musicians with a passion for their studio. Unassuming studio and a wonder for what it is responsible for.  more »
  • Thoroughly enjoyed this tour, right from the authentic coffee shop decor up through the collection of records and photos and down into the recording studio that recorded the greats. The tour was deliv...  more »
  • The history is amazing and visiting the place where Elvis recorded followed by Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, U2 and others many years later. Its an iconic place to visit and hear all the stories.  more »
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