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.