Address Sun Studio 706 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103, USA

Sun Studio has seen rock and roll pioneers come and go, from Elvis Presley to Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison.

In January 1950, radio engineer Sam Phillips opened the Sun Studio in Memphis. In 1952, he created the Sun Records label and recorded BB King, Howlin’ Wolf and many others. Despite all this, finances were at a low ebb. Until that day in August 1953 when a certain Elvis Presley pushed open the door of the studio. The beginning of a golden age during which rock and roll was born. More recently, bands like U2 and Def Leppard have also stopped by. Classified as a National Historic Landmark, the studio has also become a popular tourist attraction.

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