I'm sorry, this story has left my small-town website in search of a better life in print. It will return some day with tales of travel, rejection, yearning, and, hopefully, life in print.
January 17, 2016
Sun Studio is a must-see for any fan of rock, rockabilly, blues, or country music. Miraculously, the original studio remained intact inside 706 Union Avenue even after Phillips moved his studio to a different location in 1959. The studio is now permanently preserved, as it was when it served as the womb for rock and roll, and is again an active recording studio. Many high-profile contemporary artists have used the studio, including U2 for their Rattle and Hum album. Studio tour begins in what was Taylor's Restaurant next door, where Moore and Phillips decided on July 4th, 1954 to give the unknown Presley another shot. That space, fittingly, now serves as a soda-fountain and gift shop for Sun Studio.