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From Elvis’s Graceland estate to Sun Studios, where he recorded, not to mention memorials to stars such as BB King and Johnny Cash on every corner, Memphis is a music lover’s dream. But there are many other sights that are worth a visit, from the Underground Railroad Museum to the Mississippi Mud Museum. Culture Trip’s local insider rounds up the best sights to see.
Known as the birthplace of rock’n’roll, Sun Studios is where some of the first acts that put Memphis on the music map cut their records. Elvis and Johnny Cash both recorded here. From blues to gospel, and country to rock’n’roll, Sun Studios recorded them all, and today there’s plenty of memorabilia with accompanying information so visitors can get a taste of the thrill of those early days of rock’n’roll.