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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.
So cool! Little spot with a lot of history. Sun Studios is a quaint recording studio in Memphis that discovered Elvis. And, musicians can still record there today! Definitely take the tour (my... Read more
Totally worth visiting! The gift shop was really cool, and I got my favorite emotional support zip up hoodie here. The guys at the register were really cool and friendly. The wait for a tour was... Read more
No trip to Memphis, Tennessee would be complete without a trip to Sun Studio. This is the birthday of rock & roll and where legend has it that an unknown truck driver paid to record a song for his... Read more
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