More about Memphis
The city is now perhaps best known for its 20th century
musical heritage, and iconic performers made their records here.
Many of the city's highlights are music-related. One such highlight
is the Sun Studio.
In 1954, a 19-year-old trucker made this quiet recording studio
infamous when he recorded 'That's All Right'. Although the song
failed to chart, it was still Elvis Presley's first single and so
many of his contemporaries flocked to the studio to record their
songs. Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Johnny
Cash all had hits originating from Sun Studios. The studio closed
in 1959 and became a scuba-diving shop. But its soundproofing had
never been removed and so in 1987, it was decided the studio should
be restored to working condition - with a museum to commemorate its
The Stax Museum
Another of Memphis' highlights is the Stax Museum, which
stands of the site of the former Stax Studios. Otis Redding and
Isaac Hayes were just two of the acts that put more than 230
records into America's Billboard Hot 100 for the famous label.
Today the museum tells the story of the major operation that came
to be known as 'Soulsville USA' through a range of audio and visual
exhibits. The museum also provides space for up-and-coming talent