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“Fun tour.”
Review of Sun Studio

Sun Studio
Ranked #3 of 120 things to do in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

This was a fun tour. Our guide was informative and entertaining giving us a little insight into the history of rock’n’roll.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Helen S
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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful, authentic step back in time. Really good guided tour explained the rich history of this studio. Amazing to learn about the early days of rock and roll, and to stand in the room where so many greats have recorded classic hits. Highly recommended a visit here!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cathy W
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

Iconic studios made famous by one Elvis Presley, but synonymous with other greats of R&B, Country and Blues,such as Jonny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis where the phrase ' the million dollar quartet' was coined.

There is a free bus from the Museum of Rock and Soul at approximately hourly intervals.

A very interssting and engaging tour led by Tiffany was marred only by the fact that you don't really get enough time to read about or see all the display items in the museum before you are rushed off to the recording studios where Tiffany played the guitar and gave a rendition of an old country number. An insight was also given into the current use of the studio which is available for hire and has been used by Def Leppard, U2 and Ringo Starr.

There is a gift shop and a small bar/coffee shop situated where the original café used to be.

If you are remotely interested in the birth of rock and roll and music in general this tour is a must.

Added bonus.....We got to see Jerry Lee Lewis enter via the car park out back. Still not sure what the event was but what a result!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 337lesc
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

Graham was a great tour guide! He is very knowledgable and plays great piano! Highly recommend this tour. It only lasts about an hour.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michele S
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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Graham, our guide, made a tour of a suprisingly small place seem like it was the size of Graceland. We left feeling in awe and overwhelmed at what we'd just been a part of.
The people here are so friendly, knowledgeable, and interesting I could visit everyday and still be happy like its my first time.

Thankyou

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andyjennings92
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