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Million Dollar Quartet

Author(s): Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux

Four Legends… A once in a lifetime recording

On December 4, 1956, a twist of fate brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley.

They were brought together in Memphis, Tennessee at the Sun Records storefront studio. Sam Phillips, also known as the “Father of Rock 'n’ Roll”, is who discovered them.

The recording session retains its historical significance as a landmark event in the age of rock 'n’ roll and a milestone for the genre in the ever-changing world of the 20th century popular culture and mass media. In the decades that ensued, The Million Dollar Quartet in 1956 has often been referred to as the “Mount Rushmore of Rock n’ Roll.”

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