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Sun Studio, Memphis

4.7
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 history that oozed out of this little corner building was immense. The story of rock and roll is embedded in this Memphis gem. Graham was our guide and he was very informative, telling the story.....  more »
  • The idea of being in the room that Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis recorded was absolutely a great thrill. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly!  more »

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