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Sun Studio

706 Union Ave, Free Parking lot in the rear of the building, Memphis, TN 38103-3218
+1 901-521-0664
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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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706 Union Ave, Free Parking lot in the rear of the building, Memphis, TN 38103-3218
+1 901-521-0664
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved it a must do it is a part of the history of the city and Elvis recorded there a so many others very interesting

Thank darice d
Reviewed yesterday

what can i say but wow, not a very big place but the history inside is mind blowing. To be able to stand inside the recording studio knowing the likes of Elvis Presley and johnny cash had once been in this same room recording some...More

Thank roytonka
Reviewed yesterday

It is an honour to have been able to visit this place, enter the actual recording studio where so much fantastic music has been made. The guides seem to have a real passion for the place which comes across in the way that they share...More

Thank PaulBox
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just loved our tour, it was so informative and well presented, no need for classy effects when you have that kind of history. Getting to go in the studio where it all happened is a moving moment. Lost for words!

1  Thank thepengy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had no expectations for this tour but we were delighted that we included it on our trip. A highlight

Thank Keizer4
Reviewed 2 days ago

Don't miss this Run by great music loving tour guides,,,best ever tour authentic and sends shivers down to your toes

Thank stevemarvin2017
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We followed on to Sun studio from Graceland. This completed the Elvis story and helped us understand the the getting of wealth and the connection Elvis had with the musical world and Rock and Roll. The Elvis story is not complete without an understanding on...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 2 days ago

After Gracelend our driver dropped us off at Sun Studios. It was very crowded but we had reservations for the next tour so we were set. there were about 50 people on our tour which gave us the early history of Sun and a chance...More

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Thank MLE0904
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Do not, I repeat, do not, skip this 40 minute tour of the unassuming building where Rock N Roll was born. They have so much history here and the guides, who I'm told all work in the business (let's hope they all have the knowledge,...More

Thank nrbrawley
Reviewed 3 days ago

can't be in Memphis and not include a visit to Sun Studios. many famous music artists have walked through these doors and we walked where they walked. the tour guide was fabulous and knew all about Sun Studios. for an hour tour, you will not...More

1  Thank unicornla55
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31 August 2017|
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Response from amazinggrace1969 | Reviewed this property |
I'm thinking the reasoning behind no children under 5 could be for several reasons. Sun Studios is extremely small. When we went it was very hard to move around in there. We had to wait for our tour to begin for a few... More
8 August 2017|
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Response from 3Lele013 | Reviewed this property |
I hate that I'm probably reading this question too late. However, if you could make a recording (and I'm not sure) that would be incredible! Shouldn't matter if you can sing or not! And, be sure to touch the drum set left... More
Cindy M
15 July 2017|
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Response from Sylvia C | Reviewed this property |
The coffee shop is on the ground floor and the actual studio can be accessed thru a a door from the outside. The office and memorabilia are on an upper floor which probably is not wheelchair accessible.