Sun Studio

The Complete Million Dollar QuartetOpened by rock pioneer Sam Phillips on January 3, 1950, and originally called Memphis Recording Service, some of the most legendary moments in rock history were recorded here. Today they still record here as a sort of living museum/recording studio/tourist attraction.

Artists that recorded here include: Roy Orbison, B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis.

The cover of “The Complete Million Dollar Quartet” was shot inside the studio on December 4, 1956 when an impromptu jam session with Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash took place here.

 

The Complete Million
Dollar Quartet Tracks:

Instrumental
Love Me Tender
Jingle Bells
White Christmas
Reconsider Baby
Don’t Be Cruel
Don’t Be Cruel
Paralyzed
Don’t Be Cruel
There’s No Place Like Home
When The Saints Go Marchin´ In
Softly and Tenderly
When God Dips His Love in My Heart
Just a Little Talk with Jesus
Jesus Walked That Lonesome Valley
I Shall Not Be Moved
Peace In The Valley
Down By the Riverside
I’m with a Crowd But So Alone
Farther Along
Blessed Jesus (Hold My Hand)
On the Jericho Road
I Just Can’t Make It By Myself
Little Cabin Home on the Hill
Summertime Is Past and Gone
I Hear a Sweet Voice Calling
Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong
Keeper of the Key
Crazy Arms
Don’t Forbid Me
Too Much Monkey Business
Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Don’t Forbid Me
You Belong to My Heart
Is It So Strange
That’s When Your Heartaches Begin
Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Rip It Up
I’m Gonna Bid My Blues Goodbye
Crazy Arms
That’s My Desire
End of the Road
Black Bottom Stomp
You’re the Only Star in My Blue Heaven
Elvis Says Goodbye

Notable Recordings Made At Sun Studios:

Rattle And Hum by U2
Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano by Jerry Lee Lewis
20th Century Blues by Robin Trower
Odelay by Beck
Old Golden Throat by Johnny Cash
At The Rock House by Roy Orbison
Mr. Bojangles by Jerry Jeff Walker
Put Your Cat Clothes On by Carl Perkins

 

Museum Hours:

Open daily from 10 AM to 6 PM
Tours are given at the bottom half of every hour from 10:30 AM through 5:30 PM.

Admission:

Adult tour price is $12
Kids 5-11 years are free
(children under 5 are not permitted)

Sun Studio
706 Union Ave
Memphis TN 38103
800 441-6249