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“Sun Studio ROCKS!”
Review of Sun Studio

Sun Studio
Ranked #3 of 163 things to do in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Reviewed October 24, 2012

This is a must see if you are in Memphis. It's much more than just Elvis history, this is really where Rock & Roll began. Our tour guide was very informative and the displays of memorabilia were cool.
Johnny Cash, Elvis, U2, Rolling Stones and all real rock & roll fans will love this place. Don't miss your picture holdling Elvis' microphone

Thank WiscUsAway
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

This past Saturday three of us happened to be in Memphis and stopped by Sun Studios for a tour. Granted the place has a tremendous history, but we were blown away by the tour. We talked repeatedly about the excitement and energy that was put into making the tour truly special. We did two other tours while in town and they all paled in comparison and what really stood out was our tour guide and how into Sun Studios she was.

Thank buddy h
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Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

On arrival you could be mistaken for thinking "is that it" but its like an alladins cave of rock n roll. The guided tour is humourous and very interesting and you get a true understanding of how it all began. Its like travelling back in time to an era when music was raw and what we now know as rock n roll legends were just young musicians starting out. We prebooked through Viator on the internet and got a $20 voucher to spend. They sold the uncut edition of the million dollar quartet which was $24.99 so an absolute bargain. My husband stood on the spot where Elvis stood to record his early songs and held the mike. A memory he will treasure forever. Awesome.

Thank dianecave
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Interesting especially if you are into music history. Fun to be in the exact studio that Elvis and all the big names from the '50s were in.

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Had a wonderful time learning the history of Rock and Roll. Great staff! Check to make sure the tour isn't sold out or that they are closed for special events. Will definitely return for another tour.

Thank Sherry S
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