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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
Phone Number:
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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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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If your an Elvis fan!

Graceland is a monument to the fame, but Sun Studios is about the MUSIC. Are you a music fan or a groupie? If it is Elvis' music - don't miss Sun Studio.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Graceland is a monument to the fame, but Sun Studios is about the MUSIC. Are you a music fan or a groupie? If it is Elvis' music - don't miss Sun Studio.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very enjoyable and informative We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and learned a great deal about the history of rock and roll and the music of the 50s to 70s

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you only have one hour of free time in downtown Memphis, take in Sun Studio. The docent led tours are authentically informative, while you walk through the same space that Elvis and the Million Dollar Quartet brought to life. Hold the same microphone as EP, look through the same glass wall as Sam Phillips. Hard to beat, and if... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You need to take a guided tour and you'll see and you'll hear. It's a legendary place, legendary people, legendary music.

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Sheerness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is so full of history, so many huge stars have rehearsed and recorded records at this studio. Absolutely amazing..

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Thank Ian M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you don't do anything else in Memphis you simply must do this tour, it compliments a visit to Graceland and totally exceeded expectations. Fantastic tour guides. One of the highlights of the tour was to pose with the very microphone used by Elvis et al in the 1950s.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The tour recently added several achieves upstairs...do not miss it! Great soda shop next door too! well worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The guide was excellent - expertly weaving some historic facts into the tour. Found myself sitting in front of a drum set left there by an iconic band that happens to be a favorite of mine. Not telling you which - visit to find out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So much history in this building that I was not aware of. The tour was very informative and the guide was enthusiastic and kept it interesting. Lots of things to see and hear! There is free parking behind the studio

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Henning, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't miss this one in Memphis if you love music history, The tour is a little crowded but our tour guide was very enthusiastic. It was very informational and I loved the history and the music. The picture and the story behind the "Million Dollar Quartet" was entertaining. They let us pose for pictures with the mic that was used... More 

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