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“The place where Rock N' Roll was born ...”
Review of Sun Studio

Sun Studio
Ranked #3 of 119 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 28 June 2018

Our tour guide for the day was a guy called Mark and he was amazing, so much facts and fun on this tour that it was awesome! As a big lover of Rockabilly I was living my dream here!

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We just visit sun studio are tour was with Clara.. she was excellent..it was a wonderful experience to tour.. I would highly recommend .. it gives you goose bumps. Amazing.. we are all shook up Lol enjoy

Thank Lois B
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Fantastic tour around the Sun Studios. our guide told lots of stories that happened there. You can see the Original recording studio. Also a shop where you can buy lots of souvenirs.

Thank 931wendyv
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Very good and the guide was great and enthusiastic. Like the fact it is hands on also. You need to have a ticket and time to go as is a very popular place.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Came to Memphis to take my son to visit the Gibson Guitar Factory and Sun Studios. The Sun Studio tour was absolutely awesome!! By the way, we had a really great tour guide - Graham. Graham was very well versed in Sun history and in Music. He explained all the exhibits in detail and described a picture of what it was like back in the day through a verbal musical timeline. He made the tour fun but also kept it at a very comfortable pace. At the end of the tour he answered everyone’s questions in detail. If you take the Sun tour I highly recommend taking it with Graham.
The studio itself was smaller than I expected but packed a punch once you realize the history and all that studio has seen. Very glad we visited. Would definitely go again. Entire staff was friendly. Thanks Sun!!!

Thank Brewsurf
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