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Address: 706 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
Phone Number: 901-521-0664
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Description: Recording studio where Elvis Presley made his first record.
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Great tour guide - Claude was awesome!

The tour guides enthusiasm was what made the tour! The historical significance of the building and artifacts was also a worth while part of the tour.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

The tour guides enthusiasm was what made the tour! The historical significance of the building and artifacts was also a worth while part of the tour.

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Brooklyn, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

You will enjoy this place if you are interested in the studio Elvis and others recorded in. If you are not into this kind of history then this place is not for you. It was small and crowded. I felt they fit too many people in each of their tours. You didn't get a chance to see and hear everything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Fascinating hearing about the start of the recording industry here and the stars and seeing so many pieces of memorabilia. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour.

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canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Must see for Memphis. . a great tour guide brought the place to life. Take lots of pics - your music education begins here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Everything still preserved from the 50's. Got to touch the microphone Elvis used. Sorry everyone but I had to lick it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

There was never a place called Sun Studios until the present proprietors tapped into the fact that Memphis Sound Service shared this building and recorded some of the most influential records of the 1950's here. Sam Philips' studio had the lease from 1950 to 1960 and it is our good fortune that the various tenants that followed never updated and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The guide was excellent and gave a well presented potted history showing us around the little museum. Then it was down into the studio to take in the atmosphere. It is small but well worth your time to appreciate it's part in the history of music in Memphis. The cafe is also well priced and it is nice to sit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Book ahead if you want the tour, it's very busy and people had been waiting for 1.5hours waiting for their tour to start

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rotherham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Just being there seems surreal. A very informative guide,loads of photo opportunities and a good selection of souvenirs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Just going trough the doos, was overwhelming :-)...the feeling, knowing that Elving has realy been here, was...WOW

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