“Million Dollar Quartet” Now Playing at The Fox
Written by Caroline Driggers
Photo courtesy of Jeremy Daniel
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a fly on the wall during a jam session with Elvis Presley or Johnny Cash? To see them play not only their biggest hits, but also their favorite songs or even songs from childhood? “The Million Dollar Quartet,” now playing at the Fox Theatre, provides that exact experience. It explores the legendary night in rock ‘n’ roll history when these musical icons were joined by the “King of Rockabilly” Carl Perkins and the wild piano rocker Jerry Lee Lewis.
In what can only be described as a night determined by fate, these four men were gathered by Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” who launched the careers of each musical genius. He recorded their jam session in his recording studio Sun Records in Memphis, Tenn. As it turns out, they were never together again, which makes us appreciate that special night in 1956 even more.
Relive the experience at the Fox Theatre and enjoy such hits as “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog,” and so many more. You’ll find yourself transported back to that wonderful musical era, enjoying live treasures from the past.
“Million Dollar Quartet” is playing now through March 17. For tickets, visit www.foxatltix.com/mdq.