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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
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+1 901-521-0664
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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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US$24.00*
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Sun Studio Guided Tour
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US$94.00*
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Self-Guided Memphis Music Tour With Transportation
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US$80.50*
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Memphis Music Attraction Discount Pass

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Fantastic to learn the early days of rock and roll

We loved our visit. A passionate tour guide explained the different artists who had recorded and are still recording at the studio The studio is like a living museum with many... read more

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Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We loved our visit. A passionate tour guide explained the different artists who had recorded and are still recording at the studio The studio is like a living museum with many interesting artefacts. You can catch a free Sun Studio shuttle between Graceland and Sun Studio.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went for the afternoon. The tour was really interesting and fun. A great way to spend a trip down memory lane. Highly recommend.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

To be in the studio that Elvis had recorded in was a fantastic feeling to go in the same studio as Elvis recorded his first hit was awesome it was like stepping back in time. I held the mike that Elvis used also sat at the session drum kit it's a must visit place in Memphis.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tiffany was our tour guide and her enthusiasm was infectious. This is a small place and tour that last about 45 minutes to an hour but it's full of history and information from the music studio that launched the careers of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and many, many more.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had the great pleasure of bringing a class to Sun Studio for a field trip and we all had a blast! Just the history of the place had me in awe, but the guided tour and friendly staff made it exceptional! Who would've thought I'd ever get HOLD Elvis Presley's microphone?! Absolutely a delightful day <3

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visiting the Sun Records Studio was a very memorable experience. Where else can you see the place Elvis recorded his first songs? Lahna, our tour guide, really "gets" the importance of this place and provided many interesting and amusing anecdotes - she should have her own show. As it turns out, she is a very talented vocalist, as shown at... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I got to lay down a track..Downtown is great and the city has so much to offer; who knew this would be so much fun~can't wait until the next visit.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our guide was marvelous and shared so many stories and quotes during our visit. There is so much history here in such a small space. Definitely worth the visit.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Highlight of the tour definitely was the guide who told history and stories so funny and moving that you had goosebumps.

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Tiffany was an awesome guide, lots of great history with this place. If you love music this is a must do when in Memphis.

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