A Million Dollar Christmas
with… “The Killer, Cash and the King “
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.
Cowboy Jack Clement was the sound engineer that day and he remembers saying to himself “I think I’d be remiss not to record this” and so he did and the rest is history. After running through a number of songs, Elvis and girlfriend Linda Evans slipped out as Jerry Lee pounded away on the piano. Cash claims in his autobiography that “no one wanted to follow Jerry Lee, not even Elvis.” During the session Phillips spotted an opportunity for some publicity and called a local newspaper, the Memphis Press-Scimitar. Bob Johnson, the newspaper’s entertainment editor, came over to the studios accompanied by a photographer.
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: The Sun Records Superstars pays tribute to the 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.
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