Just like a tree that’s planted by the water

Steve Kline  Ages of Rock

December 4

Dec420151956: Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley all show up at Sam Phillips’ Sun Records studio in Memphis for an impromptu recording session, which includes the classic I Shall Not Be Moved. Publicity savvy Phillips calls the local newspaper, the Memphis Press-Scimitar. Bob Johnson, the newspaper’s entertainment editor, comes over to the studios accompanied by a UPI representative named Leo Soroca, and a photographer. The following day, an article written by Johnson about the session is published in the Press-Scimitar under the headline Million Dollar Quartet. The article is accompanied by the now iconic photograph of Elvis seated at the piano surrounded by Lewis, Perkins and Cash.


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