Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King—they all recorded here at Sun Studio. Founded by Sam Phillips in 1950, this ... More
Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King—they all recorded here at Sun Studio. Founded by Sam Phillips in 1950, this studio became the heart of the Memphis sound. It is still a functioning studio, and modern musicians still record here to try to acquire a little of the magic. Take a tour and see exhibits relating to the artists who recorded here, including Carl Perkins, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and, of course, Elvis. Many visitors to Memphis cite this tour as the highlight of their stay.
Was accompanied by a local to get this tour... was not quite sure what to expect knew nothing about it. The tour was awesome. The history and the people who came together to make this such a legendary place is worth every penny. The tourguide Cody was very good and told us cool facts about the history of Sam Phillips and the studio along with playing some historic tunes for us. Very cool stuff.... if you have to choose btw. this or Graceland.... this is the stuff!!!
We loved the tour at Sun Studio. At first when everyone was shuttled up the stairs to a room full of cases with artifacts, our first thought was we paid money just for this but be patient, it gets much better, we were in a large group. The tour guide was great and very informative yet entertaining at the same time. There was a lot of interesting facts that not many people know about Elvis that are learned there. It’s really awesome that everything there is still original and intact, it’s a must see while in Memphis, we even learned that some of today’s big named stars show up for a visit and some have even recorded there.
This was a wonderful experience. My fiance, sister and I went with my 8 month old little boy. You aren't able to take a child under 5 on the tour, but Sun Studios makes up for this by providing the parents two free tour tickets (for current visity) and refreshments for the parent who is waiting with the child while the other spouse is going thru the tour.
All workers and guides were very friendly. All in all, it was a wonderful experience!!!
sun studio is a must for music fans and elvis fans.
the coffe shop and shop were cosy and full of history
downstairs was spooky. i felt weak and wanted to be sick. i left the tour and returned to the coffee shop and immediately felt ok. has anyone else reported feeling sick, strange when downstairs????.
i will return to complete my tour in the future.
We got into Memphis and went right over to Sun Studio. So many musicians got their start in the tiny building, not just Elvis! The staff was nice and our tour guide Cody was awesome, very funny and knowledgeable. We'll be going back!
Sam Phillips Sun Studio was a great extra for a long Thankgiving getaway to Memphis. It was a guided tour through the studio with both audio and visual displays for a fun, educational and overall good time. A must on the list of do's while in Memphis and I would definitely recommend this tour. AAAAAA++++++
First and foremost, kudos to our guide. She not only was informative, she made the tour great fun with her animated way of presentation. It is an awesome experience to be in a building where so much talent came to record before and after they were stars. I highly recommend this tour.
We where there 2 years ago due to Katrina. We went on the tour we enjoyed every second of it. The tour guide was great. I would go back again. I felt like Elvis would walk in the room at anytime. This is a must see if you go to Memphis. Everyone there was nice. The tour guide she was wonderful and enjoyed everything she said.
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