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Million Dollar Quartet Comes To Bass Concert Hall

Updated: Monday, April 8 2013, 01:52 PM CDT

Million Dollar Quartet is a stage performance about a jam session that took place on December 4, 1956 between 4 rock 'n' roll musicians that only happened one time. Gathered together by San Phillips of Sun Records, this recording session took place between Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. This musical includes extraordinary classics such as

Jerry Lee Lewis is played by Ben Goddard (pictured above to the left). KEYE TV inquired how Ben could get in the head of such an icon. To prepare for the role, he listened to his music endlessly. "All the clues to the man are in his playing and performance on the early Sun recordings," he said.

Goddard started playing music when he was three and says he's been obsessed with it ever since. He said it takes four weeks to rehearse, but most of the guys come prepared knowing their songs. One reason Goddard believes everyone should check this musical out is because this recording session was captured on tape and was never to be repeated. He adds, "It's a fascinating insight into the personalities involved, Rock 'n' Roll at its embryonic stage, and to see these giants of music away from the glare of showbiz in their natural habitat, sharing music."  

This musical includes extraordinary classics such as Blue Suede Shoes, Great Balls of Fire, I Walk The Line, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, Who Do You Love?, Hound Dog and that's not even half of them.

Bass Concert Hall
April 9 - 14
Weekdays at 8 p.m. except Mondays, Saturday 2 & 8 p.m., Sunday at 1 p.m.

Brown Bag Lunch by Company Members
Wednesday, April 10, Noon - 1 p.m.
Jewish Community Center, 7300 Hart Lane
Free and open to the public

For tickets, call 471-4454 or click here:
http://texasperformingarts.org/season/million-dollar-quartet-broadway-austin

By Ken WilsonMillion Dollar Quartet Comes To Bass Concert Hall


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