*NOTE: I have not been paid or otherwise compensated for this post. I was on vacation, visited this placed and took all the photos myself.
Here is what Wiki says about Sun Records: Sun Studio is a recording studio opened by rock-and-roll pioneer Sam Phillips at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, on January 3, 1950. It was originally called Memphis Recording Service, sharing the same building with the Sun Records label business. Reputedly the first rock and roll single, Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats’ “Rocket 88″ was recorded there in 1951 with song composer Ike Turner on keyboards, leading the studio to claim status as the birthplace of rock & roll. Blues and R&B artists like Howlin’ Wolf, Junior Parker, Little Milton, B.B. King, James Cotton, Rufus Thomas, and Rosco Gordon recorded there in the early 1950s. Rock and roll, country music, and rockabilly artists, including Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Charlie Feathers, Ray Harris, Warren Smith, Charlie Rich, and Jerry Lee Lewis, recorded there throughout the mid-to-late 1950s until the studio outgrew its Union Avenue location. Sam Phillips opened the larger Sam C. Phillips Recording Studio, better known as Phillips Recording, in 1959 to replace the older facility.
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One of the most interesting things that I learned about Elvis was that he read alot of books. His daughter said he was always reading, and by the looks of it he was really curious about alot of different subjects. Next stop, Sun Records…(that’s the recording studio that discovered Elvis and a few other folks)…
Touring the house and grounds was one thing, but this place, the Memory Gardens was a whole other experience. I’d love to go back, just to visit this place… There is real presence here, raw emotions, I was really choked up…
What an amazing place! Elvis really cared alot about his community, he contributed so kindly; more than most people know. His music has spanned generations and will for many more. I have been a fan since I was very young. Of course, there will be one or two more posts 🎶🎸😍💙
It was so hard to pick JUST 10 photos for this post. To say I was EXCITED to be on Beale Street, is an understatement! I am a BIG fan of the Blues🎶🎸….next Stop, GRACELAND ❣️