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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
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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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Recording Studio History

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... read more

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Henning, Tennessee
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Henning, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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Needham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very cool space - you can almost feel the legends in the room! Got to hold a mike that Elvis used and sit at a drum kit used by U2! What more could you want? The guides are real audiophiles; you can feel the love! This place is the real thing!!! GO!

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This tour was great, although it consisted of essentially just 2 rooms and requires a wait if you don't arrive just before the XX:30 tours (I'm sure we would've known this if we'd planned better). The tour guide, I can't remember her name honestly, was great. She was a lot of fun and catered to the children in the group... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't leave Memphis before visit the Sun Studio's. Great music was sung here and the guide brings it back to life. They still record music here so it's not only museum. When I hear the music now that was recorded here I still feel blessed that I've been there. Only one comment: in the upstairs room all the notes with... More 

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Ararat, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We finished our day out here and have to say that the tour was a little rushed but when we got into the recording area it was a moment in time we will not forget. There is so much history behind this place and if you immerse yourself enough you can feel the magic. Go with an open mind.

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Germantown, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had to wait for the tour but was glad that they had cold soft drinks. Staff was very pleasant and gave us some tips on other places to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great place! The studio is still recording musical acts today. They have even recorded U2. The information on the tour is excellent and Ples, our tour guide, was awesome. The main room is still in original condition where Elvis recorded his first hits. As a musician I was beside myself. A must see on your visit to Memphis.

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Osage Beach, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you didn't know how rock & roll came about or the significance of not just Elvis, but the rest of the players, stop in and take a tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent a morning at Sun Studios having a coffee & then going on the tour. The tour guide had a fantastic knowledge of the studio. You can stand on the spot that Elvis stood whilst recording and have your photo taken with various instruments!!

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Funchal, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great information good fun our guide was amazing a must visit if you want to step back into the 1950🎸 feel the ghost of great legends the music history really transported us back in time a chance to use the original Elvis Microphone 🎼🎤 left us all shook up 🕺

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