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 took a tour of the Sun Studio today with my boyfriend and absolutely loved it! It was amazing to be inside such a historic place. Our tour guide, Drew, was phenomenal. So friendly and informative... more »
What a great piece of music history! A must see for any fan of rocknroll. Great displays and excellent job by host explaining the history of the company and studio more »
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