Sun Studio was opened by rock 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. Other Sun stars include Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison.
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. – Library of Congress
Where Elvis’ career was born
Photo above by Carol M Highsmith