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Sun Studio
Sun Studio

Sun Studio

9.245 reviews
Sights and Museums, History Museum, Landmark, Guided Tour
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706 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 521-0664
http://www.sunstudio.com/
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Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee is all about Rock N’ Roll. Experience historic Beale Street with a tour. Sam Phillips recorded Rock N’ Roll on this street until the music went national. Eight tours ... Read more
are available seven days a week. Observe memorabilia, and watch the history of Rock N’ Roll unfold before your eyes. In just thirty minutes, you will discover how the recording equipment works to famous Rock N’ Roll artists that have used Sun Studio. Schedule a recording session. Take home souvenirs from Sun Studio’s Rock Shop.

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Las Vegas

Super small but a must-see for all music fans. Go inside, it's worth it. I got chills.

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Fort Worth

We loved the experience to be where Rock and Roll was born! The fact of knowing we were standing where Elvis and Johnny Cash stood was awesome!

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Jackson

Okay, so it is definitely worth checking out. I mean the history of American music is within its walls. But just know heading into it that it is small and won't take long.

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Monroe

Music fans should do a tour of Sun Records. Tour guides are very informed and enthusiastic. We loved it!

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Southborough

This is where it all began - Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and so many others. Hard to believe that this small little studio launched so many huge music careers!

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Fayetteville

The tour is great! It is really amazing to see where the Million Dollar Quartet started. A must see if you are in Memphis.

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Amazing tour. Learn how rock n roll was created and listen to original recording of the Million Dollar Quartet. Tours offered through Backbeat Tours and Blues City Tours will take you to Sun Studio, Graceland, and Stax Museum. These are the main attractions that are not within walking distance.

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LOVE SUN STUDIO!! There are guided tours at the bottom of every hour 10:30am to 5:30pm. I recommend getting there 30 minutes early as it tends to sell quickly. It will give you time to browse and take pictures outside as well.

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Austin

Loved visiting Sun Studio! The history here is incredible & the staff is exceptional. While we waited for our tour they talked with us & told us their stories too. It is full of history & still used as a recording studio today.

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Sun Studios was an enjoyable experience. I enjoyed seeing the old DJ booth from WHBQ. The guide made visiting 3 rooms interesting and fun.

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Truly the Birthplace of Rock-n-Roll. You can FEEL the magic before you even walk in. You've just got to experience it for yourself.

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A must see for music lovers! Our tour guide was great, I could see how much she enjoys what she does. The recording studio is still operating and you can take all the pictures you want! I got goosebumps quite often. It stood empty for some time which is why it still looks the same as it did in the 50s. You can also get your picture taken with the microphone Elvis used. I loved the tour and would definitely go back someday. The tour cost $12.00 and included a shuttle to Graceland, Beale Street and Rock n' Soul Museum.

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The tour is short, and the place is small, but what a history! Learn a little about recording, the first rock n' roll record, and, of course, Elvis. The drum kit in the studio is the same used by U2 during the recording of Rattle and Hum, so get you picture behind the drums while everyone else is lining up for shots with the microphone.

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Amsterdam

Rock n Roll history is what this place is all about. The tour through the studio is quite small, to be frank, but the guides make up for it all. I loved it so much, I even bought the T-Shirt! Must do in Memphis!!

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New York City

I liked visiting Sun Studio just to see it, but the tour is painfully slow and dull, especially since they ask you to hold all questions to the end. The studio itself is the same ratty room it apparently always has been, especially since it's a working studio. The best part of Sun Studio is that it's a stop on the free shuttle to Graceland.

There is a small lunch counter in the gift shop, but I didn't eat there.

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Manchester

Unfortunately the tour does not live up to the expectations. Although it was a brilliant experience just being here and drinking in the history, the tour itself was a let down. The main room is some display items in glass cabinets and what the tour guide talks about regarding these is already on the display cards in the cabinets so she wasn't actually supplying us with any further information. The tour guide herself seemed very bored, which i expect would happen if you did the same tour all day, every day but surely it's her job to hide her boredom? The tour needs a huge revamp in order to live up to the legend of Sun Studios

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This is where it all began. From this studio, Sam Phillips sparked a rock and roll revolution that in some form or another led to all the music we listen to today.

Because I'm a rock nut, this studio was my place of pilgrimage, worlds better than any Hard Rock Cafe or Disney memorabilia store. It's a quick tour, lasting no more than about 30 minutes, but it was all worth it to stand in the same room where Roy Orbison the Million Dollar Quartet (Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and of course the King) gave the 50's its bounce and step.
Also, the guy who headed the tour had some sick mutton chops.

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First to Review

Got to stand in the same studio where Elvis recorded alot of his records. See the same mike he used and where he stood when they sang. It was amazing I love that man he is greatly missed.

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Cool experience if you love rock n roll!!

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What an incredible tour!

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