The Million Dollar Quartet was a historic gathering of some of the most famous musical artists of the 1950s era: Elvis Presley, who was the most famous at the time, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. It was not a planned event but an impromptu one, and one in which would be recorded in the annals of history. The Million Dollar Quartet was truly a unique moment in history, one that hadn’t happened before and that probably won’t be repeated.
Million Dollar Quartet in Niagara Falls
Sun Records Studio
The day started with Elvis Presley arriving at the Sun Records Studio in Memphis and the other three artists trickling in and just taking advantage of the musical opportunity to play with their friends who just so happened to be famous musicians. The jam session is a mixture of rockabilly, rock, and blues tunes. The jam session was not planned so there was no intention to record it, but when the producer realized that what was happening was most likely a historic moment, he pressed record. There are three tapes from the session. The musical includes these recordings, as well as include famous tracks such as:
- “Blue Suede Shoes”
- “Folsom Prison Blues"
- “Great Balls of Fire”
- “Hound Dog”
- “Walk the Line”
- “Who Do You Love?” & more
Million Dollar Quartet Album
The story of the Million Dollar Quartet has is now being honoured in the musical of the same name, Million Dollar Quartet. It’s a musical story of this fateful encounter of four of the most memorable musicians of the 20th century. It’s a chance to put yourself in the position to see what this historic event would have been like from within the recording studio. It’s a fun, upbeat musical which had the New York Times calling it “a dazzling, raucous spectacle that sounds like a million bucks!”
Don’t miss this opportunity to relive the experience of one of the most unique musical moments in history.
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