The Million Dollar Quartet: Jerry Lee, Carl, Elvis & Johnny

The Million Dollar Quartet: Jerry Lee, Carl, Elvis & Johnny

by Stephen Miller
     
 

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Million Dollar Quartet is the name given to recordings made on December 4, 1956 in the Sun Record Studio in Memphis, Tennessee.  The recordings were of an improptu jam session between Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash.

This book details the early lives and careers of the quartet to where they were in 1956.  Relevant social and

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Overview

Million Dollar Quartet is the name given to recordings made on December 4, 1956 in the Sun Record Studio in Memphis, Tennessee.  The recordings were of an improptu jam session between Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash.

This book details the early lives and careers of the quartet to where they were in 1956.  Relevant social and economic factors which meant that a massive audience of young people were keenly looking for a new kind of music they could call their own.

Also covered are the "reunions" of surviving members of the quartet, the emergence of the tapes - first on bootleg and then legitimate CDs - and the genesis of the stage show and its reception.  This music has enduring appeal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780385143
Publisher:
Omnibus Press
Publication date:
08/01/2013
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,409,739
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Miller has had a lifelong interest in popular music in general and country music in particular.  He was a regular contributor to Scot Country, a radio show broadcast from Edinburgh.  He has written biographies of Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and Kris Kristofferson (all published by Omnibus Press).  He has recently been involved in the production of programs relating to country music on BBC Radio 4.  Married with four grown up children, Stephen Miller divides his time between Endinburgh and Nice.

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