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.