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Sun Studio, Memphis

#1 of 168 in Historic Sites in Tennessee
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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  • I was in Memphis for a day and a half and decided to take their tour. Drew was our guide and he was FANTASTIC! He was into the Sun records experience and history. The fee was a reasonable $15. You...  more »
  • Excellent tour but do not buy your tickets from Trip Advisor or ANYONE ELSE! Sun Studios does not accept any other tickets only what they sell in premises. The other sites WILL take your money but...  more »
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