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Sun Studio

Sun Studio

Visitors who come to Memphis to pay homage to Elvis Presley inevitably are also keen to visit the legendary recording studio in Union Avenue where the King of rock 'n roll's career, and that of numerous other stars, began. The story is that Elvis first walked into the Sun Studio in the early 1950s to record a song as a birthday present for his mother. The owner of the studio was self-taught, and made several so-called mistakes that resulted in the sound we now know as the first version of rock 'n roll. The rest is musical history, now enshrined in the studio that also launched the likes of Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis on the road to stardom. Visitors to the studio can hear outtakes from recording sessions, touch Elvis' first microphone, view a great deal of memorabilia and listen to anecdotes. Alongside the studio is the Sun Studio Caf?, a diner that retains its 1950s style and is still a favourite musician's hangout. The studio still hosts live sessions and record
Address: 706 Union Avenue
Website: www.sunstudio.com
Email: info@sunstudio.com
Telephone: (901) 441 6249
Opening Time: Daily 10am to 6pm, with public tours starting every hour on the half-hour, from 10.30am to 5.30pm
Admission: $12 per person; children under 12 are free; children under five are not allowed

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