Music studio tours
Sun Studio, in Memphis, is where Elvis Presley was discovered – and where Johnny Cash and B.B. King recorded. Learn about the accidental production techniques that helped develop the rock’n’roll sound ($12; www.sunstudio.com). Tuff Gong, in Kingston, Jamaica, was set up and used by Bob Marley. Replete with many of his original instruments, it’s still a working studio and also houses a small vinyl factory ($20; www.tuffgong.com). Hansa Studio, in Berlin, has hosted top artists including U2, R.E.M. and Depeche Mode, but it’s best known as the studio where David Bowie recorded two of his Berlin Trilogy albums, Low and Heroes (from www.musictours-berlin.com). The Motown Museum, in Detroit, is the former headquarters of the legendary label. The tour takes in Studio A, once graced by the likes of Stevie Wonder and The Supremes, with instruments from the 1960s ($15; www.motownmuseum.org).