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Review of Sun Studio

Sun Studio
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Sun Studio Guided Tour
Ranked #2 of 153 things to do in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
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“Wow!”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

A great tour with a tonne of history! Amazing to learn the beginnings of this studio! Tour guide did a fantastic job! Wish I could remember his name- music and history an obvious passion for him! Loved singing into Elvis' microphone! A blessing to stand where the original greats 'hung out!!' Better yet- who knew a women actually first listened to and recorded Elvis?!!! Wow!

Visited August 2014
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“Tour is well worth time and $$”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Excellent walk through birth of rock and roll and rise of Sun Studio. Our tour guide was lively and entertaining...the tour gives you not only the flavor but excellent timeline of events, whetting our interest to learn more. Highly recommend it.

Visited August 2014
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“Shake Rattle and Rock n Roll”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

The home of the King and interesting history of the KING of Rock and Roll. The guide was very informative and I got to hold Elvis' mic from his recording of Hound Dog.

Visited June 2014
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“More than expected - worth seeing!”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

We took the free shuttle from the plaza across the street from Graceland. After reading some reviews, I was afraid there wouldn't be much to see, but I was wrong!

Yes, it is small - but plenty to see. The guided tour (we had a great guide who was so passionate about the music that she made it even better - her name is Nina) begins in a cafe from back in the day, then goes upstairs to see memorabilia from the birth of rock and roll. Next is the actual, all original, studio where Elvis and other Sun artists recorded. The studio is like a time capsule; they even have the microphone Elvis used to record - and you can take pictures with it.

Definitely a must see in Memphis!

Visited July 2014
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Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Awesome awesome awesome best time on whole trip information galore cool feeling of being able to stand where all the stars stood and sang awsome job to the whole staff

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