Lisa Marie Presley visited Sun Studios for the very first time recently and recorded this stunning rendition of “Weary.”
On July 18, 1953, Elvis Presley first went to the Memphis Recording Service at the Sun Record Company, now commonly known as Sun Studio. He paid $3.98 to record the first of two double-sided demo acetates, “My Happiness” and “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin.”
Elvis recored 25 songs at Sun Studios – between 1953 and 1955. The recordings reflect the wide variety of music that could be heard in Memphis at the time: blues, rhythm & blues, gospel, country & western, hillbilly, and bluegrass. Of the 25 songs, only 23 survive. Ten were released by Sun as Elvis’ first five singles between 1954 and 1955.
The last time Elvis Presley was ever in Sun Studios was Dec. 20, 1957 after picking up his draft notice.
55 Years later – Lisa Marie Presley – visited Sun Studios for a special live performance recording of “Weary” from her upcoming album Storm & Grace – for PBS Special The Sun Studio Sessions.