Sun Studio

THE studio where rock ‘n roll was born!

Sam Phillips recorded Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, B.B. King, Howlin’ Wolf, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis in the 1950s in this studio. The first recording studio in America to be designated a historic landmark.

Sun Studio. It’s well-known in the music industry as "The Birthplace of Rock 'N' Roll" and the most famous recording studio in the world. Opened by rock pioneer Sam Phillips in 1950 as the Memphis Recording Service, this national Historic Landmark is where superstar musicians like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and countless others started their recording careers. 

Today, Sun Studio still serves as a recording studio in the evenings while hosting public tours during the daytime hours.


706 Union
Memphis, TN 38103
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