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Million Dollar Quartet’s Connection To Country Music – Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash

"Million Dollar Quartet" Welcomes Jerry Lee Lewis For Finale Performance
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Over the next two Sunday Mornings (1/6/13 and 1/13/13) WGNA presents the music of the stars of the Million Dollar Quartet on the Classic Country Hall of Fame Show.

Although the main characters are considered Rock and Roll Legends: Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash all had major success in Country Music. Whether it was a crossover smash or a full blown Country Music project, all four members of the Million Dollar Quartet were an important part of the early days of Country Music.

As we prepare to welcome the Million Dollar Quartet to Proctors Theater January 22-27, 2013, we hope you enjoy our list that connects these four music legends to Country Music.

Jerry Lee Lewis- (At the age of 77, Lewis is the only living member. Pictured above with the Broadway cast of the Million Dollar Quartet)

No. 1 Billboard Country Hits

1957- Whole Lot of Shakin’ Going On
1957- Great Balls Of Fire
1968- To Make Love Sweeter For You
1970- There Must Be More To Love Than This
1971- Would You Take Another Chance On Me
1972- Chantilly Lace

Other Top 10 Billboard Country Hits Included

1968- Another Place Another Time
1968- What’s Made Milwaukee Famous
1969- She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye
1977- Middle Age Crazy
1981- Thirty Nine and Holding

Elvis Presley- (Member of the Country Music Hall of Fame 1998)

No. 1 Billboard Country Hits

1955- I Forgot To Remember To Forget (The very first No. 1 of Elvis’ career was in Country Music)
1956- Heartbreak Hotel
1956- I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
1956- Hound Dog
1956- Don’t Be Cruel
1957- All Shook Up
1957- Teddy Bear
1957- Jailhouse Rock
1976- Moody Blue
1977- Way Down
1981- Guitar Man (The final No. 1 of Elvis’ Career was in Country Music)

Carl Perkins-

No. 1 Billboard Country Hits

1956- Blue Suede Shoes

Other Top 10 Billboard Country Hits included

1956- Boppin’ The Blues
1956- Dixie Fried

Carl Perkins was a member of the Johnny Cash road show from 1965-1975.  In addition, he penned Johnny Cash’s No. 1 record ‘Daddy Sang Bass,’ Patsy Cline’s ‘So Wrong’ and The Judds’ No. 1 hit ‘Let Me Tell You About Love’ from 1989.

Johnny Cash- (Member of the Country Music Hall of Fame 1980)

No. 1 Billboard Country Hits

1956- I Walk The Line
1956- There You Go
1958- Ballad Of A Teenage Queen
1959- Don’t Take Your Guns To Town
1963- Ring Of Fire
1964- Understand Your Man
1968- Folsom Prison Blues
1968- Daddy Sang Bass (penned by Carl Perkins)
1969- A Boy Named Sue
1970- Sunday Morning Coming Down
1970- Flesh and Blood
1976- One Piece At A Time
1985- Highwayman (with Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings)

Other Top 10 Billboard Country Hits included

1958- Big River
1964- The Ballad Of Ira Hayes
1967- Jackson (with June Carter)
1971- Man In Black
1979- Ghost Riders In The Sky

 

The Million Dollar Quartet at the 64th Annual Tony Awards - Show
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