Categories: Sightseeing / Travel

Sun Studio

It’s Elvis Week (Aug 10-16), and thousands of fans are likely already here in Memphis to participate in all the¬†festivities at Graceland and downtown. In case you didn’t know, Sun Studio is where “The King” recorded his first songs (the first two were a belated birthday gift for his mom. Awwww.). The way I see it, he was “discovered” in this recording studio. ūüôā

Sun Studio

Front view of Sun Studio
Facing Union Avenue

Sun Studio

Front door of the “Birthplace of Rock and Roll”
Studio was originally called “Memphis Recording Service,” and changed to “Sun Studio” in 1987

Sun Studio

The building has a¬†somewhat triangular shape, where the¬†“point” is¬†the front door¬†

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Sun Studio

Record producer Sam Phillips opened¬†this studio¬†(“Memphis Recording Service”) on January 3, 1950
Sun Records label was in the same building

Sun Studio

Besides Elvis, many legends like Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King, Ike Turner, Roy Orbison, U2, and John Mellencamp have recorded songs (or stepped foot inside) here

Large photos can be seen on the outside.

Sun Studio

“The King of Rock and Roll”

Sun Studio

Carl Perkins

Sun Studio

Johnny Cash

Sun Studio

Roy Orbison

Sun Studio

The “Million Dollar Quartet”
Elvis with Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash

Sun Studio

Jerry Lee Lewis

Stay tuned for the “Stars of Sun Studio” mosaics at one of the Madison/Medical Center trolley stops.

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Two years ago (2008):
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