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Review of Sun Studio

Sun Studio
Ranked #3 of 117 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome visit Lana was the best guide. funny. got to hold Elvis's microphone and stand where he stood. Have a nice cafe attached.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re in Memphis this one of a few places that you need to visit. Lots of detailed information about the various artists that started off on Sun Studio Records such as Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins amongst others. You get to go in the studio where all these played and sang and you can even have your photo taken holding the microphone that Elvis and Johnny Cash actually used to record their songs on. An excellent afternoon and not very expensive.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is AWESOME... Geoff our tour guide and the lovely Portuguese girl in the cafe were so fun and happy... definitely a place to visit when in Memphis and especially if you love rock n roll and want to walk on sacred ground.. my son was given an opportunity to play on the piano that Jerry Lee Lewis played on.. for that we are forever thankful... we love Sun Studios & Memphis...

Thank Louis R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place where it happened for so many musicians, rising stars and Sam Phillips, the American entrepreneur who sent stars of all colors and creeds into the stratosphere. The tour is well worth the price and the tour guide we had was a worthy entertainer in his own right. See some of the original, vintage vinyl scratching equipment that captured the first rock and roll, rhythm and blues music that changed the world. Sam Phillips even left the very microphone that Elvis recorded into with specific instructions not to be displayed behind glass but held in the hands of the fans! How cool can a place get!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit. Amazing to hear all the stories about the stars who recorded hear. Tour guide had fantastic knowledge.

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