THIS PHOTO INSPIRED THE BROADWAY SHOW “MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET”

Imagine that – a Broadway show called “Million Dollar Quartet” was created with THIS classic photograph as inspiration. An impromptu recording session in 1956 in Memphis engineered by producer Sam Phillips of Sun Records, kicked off the careers of Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, and Johnny Cash. The show, featuring great rockabilly songs from that era, ran for a year in Chicago and is set to open in New York this month. Only now, Jerry Lee Lewis, the only one of the four musicians still alive (and working,) is suing the producers because he wants a cut of the profits. It could turn out to be a big legal dilemma involving public figures and free speech. Lawyers have to decide if Jerry’s likeness is being used to sell tickets.

Posted by Janet on March 9, 2010

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  1. By captain america
    On March 9, 2010 at

    elvis was already dying her, folks.
    HE WAS AN AMERICAN CELEBRITY.

    ………………..a curse?

  2. By E
    On March 9, 2010 at

    I wouldn’t touch Jerry Lee Lewis with a ten-foot pole. Call me quirky, but I just don’t like someone who has murdered a spouse.

  3. By Lenny
    On March 10, 2010 at

    I didn’t know he murdered a spouse. But I know he screwed his 14 year old cousin and call it marriage. Elvis was the best.

  4. By kiss a frog
    On March 10, 2010 at

    I live 12 miles from Graceland and met him outside a Memphis theatre that he rented out. It was after he made ‘Blue Hawaii’. He was the handsomest man who ever lived, not to mention extremely nice and friendly.

  5. By babygreens
    On March 10, 2010 at

    Um, this sounds like one of the dumbest ideas for a musical. This is just 4 imitators singing songs. Where’s the creativity? Sounds sooooo stupid.

  6. By Mrs Patrick Campbell
    On March 10, 2010 at

    Sources say Miss Presley had sizemeat for Priscilla to work with.

    Verificatia please.

  7. By Reta
    On March 10, 2010 at

    Mrs Patrick Campbell: Please explain…
    what the hell does:

    Sources say Miss Presley had sizemeat for Priscilla to work with.

    MEAN???? NO, REALLY, I’D LIKE TO KNOW. BECAUSE THAT SENTENCE JUST DOES NOT MAKE ANY SENSE!!

  8. By vswilson
    On March 10, 2010 at

    Great balls of fire,
    Jerry Lee Lewis has never been a push-over. If tickets are being sold because he is one of the featured performers that sparked an interest for this show, yes indeed he should receive a percentage of the profits.You can bet your last five dollars Priscilla and the executors of Elvis’ estate are going to be notifying the producers. Trust me!!

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