Sun Studio – Birthplace of Rock Music Art Print

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Sun Studio – Birthplace of Rock Music Art Print by Mark Tisdale.

This birthplace of rock music art print features none other than the famous Sun Studio. The historic Memphis landmark depicted is where Elvis Presley, among many others, pioneered Rock ‘n’ Roll music in the 1950’s.

Sun Studio opened its doors in January of 1950 at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee. It was initially known as the Memphis Recording Studio but shared the building with Sun Records. What would become known in due time as Sun Studio is credited with the first rock and roll recording. Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats recorded that single – “Rocket 88” in 1951. It was a place that over the next two decades saw the likes of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Charlie Feathers, Ray Harris, Warren Smith, Charlie Rich, and Jerry Lee Lewis. And it wasn’t just Rock music. Country, R&B, and Blues greats also cut records at Sun Studio in those golden years of music in the mid 20th century.

Sam Phillips sold the record label in 1969 and the studio was closed for a number of years but never forgotten. Sun Studio was later re-born and today’s artists have recorded under the same roof as the legends of the past. And Sun Studio has become something of a mecca for people visiting musical Memphis today.

I came up with the concept of this square format art print because I thought it would complement a wall decorated with vintage vinyl album art. I pictured mostly small prints being purchased but as is often the case, some of you have surprised me by buying large prints. Perhaps as a memento of a music history pilgrimage to Memphis, Tennessee to see Sun Studio?


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