Oct 26 2007

Cut a single at the birthplace of rock and roll Sun Studio

Sun Studio

The legendary status of Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee makes visiting an essential experience. When you visit Sun Studio, “the birthplace of rock n’ roll” you’ll step back in time to 1954, the year that a then-unknown singer named Elvis Presley recorded his first hit, “That’s All Right (Mama),”.

Sam Phillips opened the Sun Recording Studio in 1950. However he probably never guessed at the worldwide impact his business venture would produce. He could not have known that his recording studio would be the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll, as cutting edge symbols for facebook” title=”music symbols for facebook”>musicians of the 1950s fused Blues and Country to create a unique and revolutionary new sound.

Today, you can see Elvis Presley’s first microphone along with memorabilia illustrating the rich symbols for facebook” title=”music symbols for facebook”>musical legacy of Sun Studio Records. You can also hear outtakes of recording sessions at Sun Studio. Among the other well-known performers whose careers were launched at the Memphis Sun Studio are Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Charlie Rich, Howlin’ Wolf and Bobby “Blue” Bland.

These people created a new sound in the Studio. It had the beat, the soul and especially the attitude that came to be called Rock N’ Roll. Sun Studio gave the world some of its early rock ‘n’ roll hits, including “Great Balls of Fire” by Jerry Lee Lewis and “Blue Suede Shoes” by Carl Perkins.

More than 50 years after it was founded, Sun Studio remains an active recording studio, and if you want to try and follow in the footsteps of these symbols for facebook” title=”music symbols for facebook”>musical greats, you can even cut your own single. You will be taken into a sound booth in the control room of the studio where you put on headphones and sing your lyrics into a microphone. Your lyrics will be burnt into background symbols for facebook” title=”music symbols for facebook”>music and put on a personalized CD with the Sun Studio label and your name and song imprinted on it.

Sun Studio’s important symbols for facebook” title=”music symbols for facebook”>musical heritage and collection of one-of-a-kind memorabilia make it an unforgettable stop for visitors to Memphis.

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