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The "Million Dollar Quartet" will reunite Dec. 4-9 at the Durham Performing Arts Center

Great Balls of Fire: “Million Dollar Quartet” Has DPAC Rocking and Rolling Like It’s December 1956

The toe-tapping, finger-snapping national tour of “Million Dollar Quartet” roared into the Durham Performing Arts Center on Tuesday night, which was the 56th anniversary of the historic Dec. 4, 1956 jam session featuring four past, present, and future Sun Records artists: “King of Rock and Roll” Elvis Presley (1935-77), “The Killer” Jerry Lee Lewis (born 1935), country music legend Johnny Cash (1932-2003), and rockabilly king Carl Perkins (1932-98).

"Million Dollar Quartet" will run Dec. 4-9 at the Durham Performing Arts Center

“Million Dollar Quartet” of Messrs. Presley, Lewis, Perkins, and Cash Will Jam Again Dec. 4-9 at DPAC

“Million Dollar Quartet,” which will play Dec. 4-9 at the Durham Performing Arts Center, is based on the Dec. 4, 1956 Sun Records recording session in Memphis, TN, featuring rockabilly king Carl Perkins (1932-98), the “King of Rock and Roll” Elvis Presley (1935-77), “The Killer” Jerry Lee Lewis (born 1935), and soon-to-be country music legend Johnny Cash (1932-2003).