The Million Dollar Quartet — the supergroup consisting of musical icons Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash — performed together at Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee for the first (and last) time 64 years ago today. What began as a simple visit by chart-topping RCA artist Elvis Presley to his old stomping grounds at Sun Studio became a spontaneous jam session, with Jerry Lee Lewis playing the piano as the band ran through their countless hits. Despite only performing together one time, the once-in-a-lifetime meeting provided the inspiration for the Tony Award-winning Broadway play Million Dollar Quartet.
“Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away.” —