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“Sun Studio Original”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Sun Studio

Sun Studio
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Sun Studio Guided Tour
Ranked #2 of 151 things to do in Memphis
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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.
Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Sun Studio Original”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

Great exhibits and stories from our tour guide. The studio is in its original state. Exciting to see where so much talent began to get noticed.

Visited November 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Interesting and Fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

It was a fun little tour. We were herded into a small room with lots of memorabilia and a guide came in and explained each section and played some clips of music. We then went down to the recording studio where we heard about the big names that cut their first records there and heard some more music. It was fun and worth the trip.

Visited November 2012
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“very interesting!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

competent and passionate guide jason. cool artefacts and (audio) samples. was no fan of blues or r'n'r era before.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fun, fun, fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

The lady who took us round was brilliant! Her knowledge was first class and made the whole place come alive. This place is a must for anyone who loves music.

Visited October 2012
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De Soto, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Pretty cool”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

Tours are a reasonable price at $12. Our tour guide was really good. Lots of fun facts. So many legends recorded here. Elvis, Carl Perkins, U2, just to name a few.

Parking is free and behind the building.

Visited November 2012
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