The Million Dollar Quartet by Stephen Miller

Million Dollar Quartet

Reviewed by Pat Plamann (Library Staff)

Might you be attending the Broadway performance of “Million Dollar Quartet” showing at the Overture Theatre in Madison, or in Chicago where it has become the longest running musical? Reading Miller’s book of the same name was a fun advantage when I recently saw this musical. Gaps were filled and much background on the quartet (Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash) was provided. The book and musical was prompted by an impromptu session of these four musicians in Dec of 1956. The book clarifies what point each musician is in their career when this famous session took place, as well as their relationship and attitude toward each other and Sam Phillips, the owner of Sun records where the session took place. It’s a fun and interesting read!

Owned by the New Berlin library (782.42166 M651). Put it on hold today!

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