On this day: The Million Dollar Quartet

On December 4, 1956, an impromptu jam session took place at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, featuring Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash, which a local newspaper dubbed ‘The Million Dollar Quartet’. With Perkins in the midst of a recording session, and Lewis brought in to add his locally-famous piano-playing, both Presley and Cash happened to stop by the studio that afternoon and decided to play a few songs, while engineer Jack Clement decided that it might be prudent to hit the Record button on the tape machine. What he captured was the…

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