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Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee: the “Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll”

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Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, is known as the “Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll” and “the most famous recording studio in the world.” It is, after all, the place where some of the most well-known names in music history got their start.

Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee

Sam Phillips opened the soon-to-be famous recording studio in 1950. Originally called Memphis Recording Service, he later started Sun Records from which Sun Studio took its name.

In 1951 “Rocket 88” by Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats was recorded at Sun Studio, a song that is thought to be the world’s first rock ‘n’ roll single. But the music didn’t stop there: an ever-present cast of talent has come through the doors and recorded hit after hit. Artists who got their start at Sun Studio include Howlin’ Wolf, Roy Orbison, Junior Parker, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and B.B. King

But it was in 1954 when a bonafide legend-to-be walked through the studio doors and recorded his first tracks. That legend was Elvis Presley.

Sun Studio offers guided tours through the history of the music. See memorabilia that invokes the history of Memphis music, hear stories about famous recording sessions, and even walk in the footsteps of The King by posing with the very microphone Elvis recorded with.

Sun Studio Admission Ticket with Guided Tour – $25.00

Take a guided tour of Sun Studios in Memphis – the birthplace of Rock N’ Roll. All the big names recorded here, including Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins. Re-live the beat, soul and attitude of the rock n’ roll era and receive a voucher to use in the gift shop or cafe. 

Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee
Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee
Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee
Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee
Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee
Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee
Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee
Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee
Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee
Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee
Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee
Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee
Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee
Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee
Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee
Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee
Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee
Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee

Love Elvis? Be sure to also visit the Elvis Presley statue on Beale Street when you’re visiting Memphis.

Sun Studio Admission Ticket with Guided Tour – $25.00

Take a guided tour of Sun Studios in Memphis – the birthplace of Rock N’ Roll. All the big names recorded here, including Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins. Re-live the beat, soul and attitude of the rock n’ roll era and receive a voucher to use in the gift shop or cafe. 


Sun Studio

Address: 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 10am – 5:15PM, Friday & Saturday 10am – 6:15pm
Cost: Tours are $15 per person (Students, Military, AAA, and child discounts available), children under 5 not permitted on tours
Visit their official website for up-to-date hours and pricing.


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Tour Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, known as the “Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll” and “the most famous recording studio in the world.” Step in the shoes of Elvis Presley and other rock legends and this famous Memphis tourist attraction.

Val

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited over 300 roadside attractions across 31 states and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!

Val also blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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