Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
On December 4th, 1956 an event occurred that was to become music legend. A jam session started at Sam Phillips’ Sun Records Recording Studio that featured Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.
The jam session seems to have happened by pure chance when all of these Sun recording artists dropped by to give Sam Phillips a holiday visit on that same day. When Elvis wandered over to the piano and started playing a seasonal song… the others joined in and the jam session began.
The following day, an article about the session was published in the Memphis Press-Scimitar under the title “Million Dollar Quartet.” The article contained the now-famous photograph of Elvis seated at the piano surrounded by Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash. The recordings of this event are collector’s items and the fame and celebrity of the “Million Dollar Quartet” is very well documented.
The Killer, Cash and the King pays tribute to these legendary Sun Records recording artist’s music from that original night as well many other hit songs by Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley that have stood the test of time… 90 minutes of rockabilly, country and pure 1950’s rock and roll portrayed by the world’s leading tribute artists and played the way it is supposed to be played.