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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
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+1 901-521-0664
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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$101.50*
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Really good tour

We really enjoyed this tour. Lots of fun stories and things to see if you are music lovers. Our guide was great.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We really enjoyed this tour. Lots of fun stories and things to see if you are music lovers. Our guide was great.

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Aiken, South Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's only two rooms. The first is filled with memorabilia but there are so many people on the tour that you really can't see much of it and they are in such a hurry to get the next group through that you can't spend any time looking at the stuff. The second room is the actual studio but it's a... More 

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Pocola, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Taking the 45 minute tour of Sun Studio was not only informative but fun. The staff are very friendly and conduct a fun tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ples, our tour guide was magnificent, making this a must-see in Memphis. Kids 5 & 8 enjoyed, tour suitable for them, but mostly for me :-) Loved it. So much musical history well described and evidenced by recordings played back throughout.

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Salford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although this is a relatively short tour, the guides were very informative, people mostly go because it was where Elvis recorded his first record, but it is so much more than that, lots of famous artist have recorded here, and they are still recording there now, although you cont do as Elvis did and turn up on the day with... More 

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Quite a few people recommended this tour to us, so we went on our last Memphis trip. Note that tours start at half-past, not at the top of the hour. A lot of history in this small space, and our tour guide was funny.

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Cambridge, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My goal was to see Graceland. When I looked up Memphis, Sun records was listed as number 3 of things to see.Sun records is the tour where I learned so much and it was actually emotional. Best part was being in the recording studio where it all happened and still does to this day. Our tour girl was so good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fantastic evening in studio with Brooke and Ples! Thank you very much!! An amazing place!! Would love to come back!

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Belleville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The tour guide was phenomenal, a little over the top at times with the puns maybe, but really knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and interesting. The tour is pretty quick (the studio after all was not a really big place in space terms) but you'll hear about the greats that the studio in the end just wasn't big enough to contain! Parking was... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a bit crowded as it is a small space but they do a nice job of managing the crowds. Excellent tour guide! I had no idea how many artists had recorded in that studio.

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