Million Dollar Quartet Brings Rock Legends to Binghamton

Published 06/09 2014 04:54PM

Updated 06/09 2014 05:23PM

The music of four great icons of the early days of rock and roll is coming to Binghamton this weekend.

Million Dollar Quartet is the Tony Award winning musical that recreates the evening in 1956 when Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash gathered for a jam session.

The actual event was organized by famed record company owner Sam Phillips at his Sun Studios in Memphis.

Phillips helped to launch the careers of all four rock and roll heavyweights.

James Barry, who portrays Carl Perkins, says the re-imagining of the historic night is filled with broken promises, secrets, betrayal, humorous banter and, of course, great music.

"Sam Phillips, the founder of Sun Records, got together all four of these giants at very different places in their careers. It was Carl Perkins recording session, Jerry Lee was the session pianist, Cash came by, Elvis came by and the rest is history," said Barry.

The show includes renditions of the following rock and roll classics: Blue Suede Shoes, That's All Right, Sixteen Tons and Great Balls of Fire.

Million Dollar Quartet will have two performances this Sunday at 3 and 7:30 p.m. at the Broome County Forum in downtown Binghamton.

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