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Sun Studio

706 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
+1 901-521-0664
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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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706 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

Good fun trip with lots of info, fun and jokes. Very interesting and as one is told about the studios, the singers and history a lot less reading than in others

Thank lionfanatic
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

My wife and I were driving past Sun Studio and decided to stop and take the tour. We couldn't be happier that we did. Upon walking into the front door, you are immediately greeted by staff and you see so much memorabilia from the early...More

Thank bbut2n
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Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

The tour of Sun Studios was the highlight of our fabulous trip to Memphis. The guide was so much fun and so full of information. To be able to stand where the greats stood in the recording studio was amazing!!

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Reviewed 21 November 2016

Although small, it is well presented and the guide enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The history of the place is fascinating but, surprisingly, it is still a working studio at night. Loved it.

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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We actually bought the tour tickets just to use the shuttle service to get from Graceland to downtown. Once at the studio we decided to take the tour. So glad we did. An hour of the most amazing insight into not only Elvis' beginning, but...More

Thank YYBS2016
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

We did the Sun Studio and enjoyed seeing the room where such amazing work was recorded by so many famous musicians. There were also a number of interesting artifacts in the first part of the tour. Our tour group was a bit too large in...More

Thank D_Walker404
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

Really enjoyed this visit, guide was excellent and I was delighted to find out Howling Wolf recorded there as well as all the other amazing artists.

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Reviewed 20 November 2016

I am a Tour Group Leader for a travel company for folks with disabilities. I brought a large group from all over the country for a vacation in Memphis. Our group really enjoyed the Sun Studios tour. Lahna made the magic happen! She authentically connected...More

Thank Amy M
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Visited Sun Studios Memphis. It was amazing, learning about the old singers that had been recording there. Eg Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison. All the old equipment that was used. Did the tour of the studio. It is a must.

Thank Diane G
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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

After touring Graceland we toured Sun Studios. This is just a small building but with a lot of history inside it. Our tour guide was very good and provided a lot of information. Seeing as we were in Memphis this was great to see but...More

Thank Doug E
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SuziGlasgow
12 February 2018|
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Response from mike g | Reviewed this property |
We didn't book and we got in fine but it's best to book a tour as they can get full. Each tour only takes a fairly small number so at busy times you could be waiting a while if you haven't booked. Its a small but totally... More
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leecooperSydney
11 February 2018|
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Response from Terrie15 | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry we were on a group holiday so not able to help. Perhaps you could e-mail Sun studios. Allow at least 4-5 hrs for Gracelands. Really worth a visit especially if Elvis fab
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pedinurse
1 February 2018|
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Response from anne2215 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know about the shuttle...I only took it on the way back to my hotel...I did not go to Graceland...I walked to Sun Studio from my hotel....do not miss SUN STUDIO!!! I will never forget it.
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