Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Million Dollar Quartet


The Million Dollar Quartet Sessions is a complete recording of a magical moment in Sun Studio history from December 4, 1956. On that day, Carl Perkins was here recording with his trio with a young Jerry Lee Lewis sitting in on piano. Elvis happened to drop by and after awhile they called their friend Johnny Cash to come over to join the party.

The resulting jam session right here at 706 Union Avenue turned into one of the most memorable moments in rock and roll history. Venerable Rolling Stone writer David Fricke described the jam session as follows: "the passage of time, the accumulated force of history and the awesome shadow Presley has cast over popular music have conspired to make December 4th, 1956, a holy day on the rock & roll calendar." Amen.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fantastic ....
This is the beginning of Rock and Roll.
If you were around in the 50s and 60s ... this CD will "blow you away"

It's a flash back in time !

SunshineCityLassie said...

Cool website!

Anonymous said...

Amazing!! Went there in January and loved every second! Coming back asap!

elvis romania said...

great CD, GREAT MOMENTS