Where the Legends Recorded

I put my hand on the original wall. I close my eyes while an uncut track from The Million Dollar Quartet plays in the background. Chills run up and down my arm. It almost feels as if these men are standing in the same room as me. I walk over to the spot where Elvis stood when he recorded, and place one hand on his microphone. 

The feeling was unreal. 

Sun Studio is probably my favorite place I’ve ever been to. This weekend I got to visit again. One of the coolest things there, besides Elvis’s actual microphone, would have to be a guitar amp. This amp belonged to Jackie Brenston. While him and his band were on their way to record at Sun, it fell off the bed of their truck. The cone in the center of the amp broke, so they started stuffing it with newspaper. When Sam Phillips started to record them he loved the new and unusual sound. The song that they recorded,”Rocket 88,” is the first song to ever feature a distorted guitar.


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