Memphis’ Sun Studio launched the recording careers of many music legends. Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, etc. all got their start recording in Sun’s famous one-room studio. Assignment #133 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis is to record at the legendary Union Ave. rock'n'roll factory.
You don't have to be some kind of a big deal to do it, either – anyone can record at Sun Studio for a fee. They've got a recording engineer (Matt Ross-Spang) who will capture your session on vintage equipment.
I did it last year, and while it was a little bit awkward, I had a complete blast.
If you want to see what recording at Sun is like, there's plenty of video of bands playing in Sun’s hallowed studio on the Sun Sessions page. If you’d like to tour the studio and museum, it’s open daily from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
706 Union Ave
Memphis, Tennessee 38103