Mondays in Memphis with The Baker Team
What better place to go on the Monday before Elvis week starts than Sun Studios at 706 Union Ave! Sun Studios was started by the blues loving Sam Phillips and some call it the birthplace of Rock N Roll! This is the recording studio where huge stars such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis got their start! This was the first time Mary and I actually took the tour and decided to take my music loving nieces along as well. We all had a great time! Mary loved hearing how her friend, Rufus Thomas cost the studio and Sam Phillips $25,000 over copyright laws. My youngest niece, Kaelyn, loved seeing the old pictures of Elvis when he was a boy. I love seeing Dewey Phillip’s DJ booth that Sun Studios just recently rescued from the trash! This was the DJ that first played Elvis Presley on the radio and the phenomenon was started! My niece Lexy loved it all and hammed it up in the recording studio using one of the only surviving recording mics from the time and standing in the spot where Elvis (with his back to Sam because he was so nervous) first sang in person for Sam Phillips. This was an awesome experience and I highly recommend it to everyone!
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