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.
This building was the Memphis home of William Christopher Handy, who is often referred to as the "Father of the
Blues." He wrote the song "Memphis Blues" in 1912 at the request of E.H. Crump, then running for mayor, ...
Center for Southern Folklore is worth the visit if you want to sit and hear some blues or have a
beer and learn about Southern culture. This private, non profit organization is dedicated to informing people about Southern history ...
The Memphis College of Art offers degree programs in photography, graphic design and studio art. The college has two galleries
open to the public, where the work of students and faculty may be viewed and purchased. One of the ...