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Sun Studio

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Address: 706 Union Ave, Free Parking lot in the rear of the building, Memphis, TN 38103-3218
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+1 901-521-0664
10:00 - 18:15
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Sun Studio - The place where an 18 year old Elvis Presley recorded his...

Sun Studio - The place where an 18 year old Elvis Presley recorded his first song.

It’s well-known in the music industry as "The Birthplace of Rock 'N' Roll" and the most famous recording studio in the world. Opened by rock pioneer Sam Phillips in 1950, this national Historic Landmark is where superstar musicians like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and countless others started their recording careers.

  Today, Sun Studio still serves as a recording studio in the evenings while hosting public tours during the daytime hours.

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Sun Studio Guided Tour
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USD 94.00*
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Self-Guided Memphis Music Tour With Transportation
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USD 101.50*
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Fabulous tour, more than expected!

We walked to Sun Studio from our Beale Street hotel and signed up for a tour which takes 30 minutes. Sun Studio is the recording studio Set up by rock and roll pioneer Sam... read more

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Sue G
Easton, Pennsylvania
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Easton, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We walked to Sun Studio from our Beale Street hotel and signed up for a tour which takes 30 minutes. Sun Studio is the recording studio Set up by rock and roll pioneer Sam Phillips in 1950. Our tour was led by a musician who had a passion for the music of the 50's and 60's and her passion for... More 

Thank Sue G
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The studio itself is small and there are only few rooms to visit. The main exhibit is the recording room with the microphone used by Elvis et al. Hard to believe it is real and you are allowed to touch a piece of history. Let's hope it is...

Thank Kirill P
bethesda, md.
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Forget Graceland...long lines and rip off fees. Tour here at Sun Studios is authentic, heartfelt and fairly priced. Gave us goosebumps holding Elvis' microphone and standing where he recorded "That's All Right".

Thank barymad
Cross Junction, Virginia
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Sun Studio is a must! It really took me back in time. The story of Sam Phillips and how Rock and Roll started right in his studio! The beginning of Jerry Lee, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and of course Elvis. Great story. I was able to stand where Elvis stood and actually touch the microphone he used. Exciting

Thank Busia5
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What a story, what a place. Excellent guided tour with really nice vibe. Ties up with Graceland and the Elvis legend and with Johhny Cash if you have been lucky enough to visit the JC museum in Nashville. A must see stop.

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Visited this on my tour to Graceland Full of history and to think that so many performers sang there and recorded their hits Surreal when you arrive, tour guide full of information

Thank Jason D
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Great tour guide, made it so much fun. Serious history that will never go out of style. Loved the visit!

Thank Pattie S
Columbus, Ohio
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I really enjoyed my visit to SUN Studio. I really liked all the old gear and the history of this great recording studio. This is a must see when in Memphis, TN.

Thank eobert
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The guides and the fact that everything is preserved make this a must. Really fun tour. And if u love rock n roll.. Free shuttle to Graceland from sun studio. U can call in advance and book yr time. Tours on the hour.

Thank Lori B
Dayton, Ohio
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Thoroughly enjoyable! Sun Studios is worth the stop, the money and the time. This is the place where Rock n' Roll was born. Looks like a small corner building on the street. But icons performed here. Legends were made here. Take in the history where the Million Dollar Quartet recorded.

Thank HansLudwig2014

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