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Elvis & Sun Records Studio (1954)

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Here is the Sun Records Studio, where Elvis Presley got his break into the music business in 1954.

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

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