After Graceland, we headed into Memphis to visit Sun Studios. Opened in 1950 by Sam Philips, Sun Studios was the Birthplace of Rock N’ Roll and home to the ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ – Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
We had met a couple on the historic Nashville tour that went to Memphis a couple days before us. During their tour of Sun Studios Johnny Cash’s brother showed up, as one does. So I had slightly elevated expectations. Unfortunately no one showed up during our visit, but I’m over it.
From there we had a few hours to explore Beale Street. The timing of the day was a bit off. We could have used less time in Graceland, and more in Memphis, but it is what it is. I would have liked to go to the National Civil Rights Museum, but we wouldn’t have had enough time to do it properly. Instead we took a break, had a drink, and checked out the various stores in the neighbourhood.
And then we were back on the bus to drive back to Nashville. What a day.