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Sun Studio

706 Union Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38103 USA

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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.

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Jason S.

It has been said that "If music was a religion, then Memphis would be Jerusalem and Sun Studio its most holy shrine." In 1954, an unknown Elvis Presley, grabbed a mic and sang his heart out... Read more

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PJ C.

After coming here right after touring the Stax museum this experience was a bit disappointing. They only hold tours every hour but the bigger issue is that they cram way too many people into each... Read more

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Kathryn J.

What an incredible museum and tour! Sun Studio is the home of so many legends, it's worth visiting just to be able to step in the building. The tour is great, though- the tour guide brings the... Read more

Sun Studio

706 Union Ave
Memphis, Tennessee
38103 USA
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Open now until 5:15 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:15 pm

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