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“The Birthplace of Rock & Roll”
The Birthplace of Rock and Roll!"If music we're a religion, then Memphis would be Jerusalem and Sun Studio its most sacred shrine." Sun Studio is a recording studio opened by rock pioneer Sam Phillips at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, on January 3, 1950. It was originally called Memphis Recording Service, sharing the same building with the Sun Records label business. Reputedly the first rock-and-roll single, Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats' "Rocket 88" was recorded there in 1951 with song composer Ike Turner on keyboards, leading the studio to claim status as the birthplace of rock & roll. Blues and R&B artists like Howlin' Wolf, Junior Parker, Little Milton, B.B. King, James Cotton, Rufus Thomas, and Rosco Gordon recorded there in the early 1950s.
We loved Sun Studios. What not to do-add this attraction onto your tour. We only had 50 min as on a city tour and not nearly enough time for us. Go yourselves, or with a tour that allows plenty... Read more
What's not to love with this studio? Music history wise, was worth visiting! We were there as the last stop for our Memphis downtown tour and the most enjoyable 50 minutes we had for that day.... Read more
Amazing tour of the history of rock-n-roll! Highly recommend this tour and spending time here. Currently, the tour includes an original sample of Elvis's first ever recording. If you come in... Read more
- Sun - Thu: 10:00 am - 5:15 pm
- Fri, Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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