365 Things to Do in Memphis #133: Record at Sun Studio
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 Aveune 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 who will capture your session on vintage equipment.
Original ILM blogger Kerry did it a while back, and while it was a little bit awkward, she 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
This post was originally published on May 12, 2012. It was updated on May 13, 2018,