Talladega’s Historic Ritz Theater will host One Night in Memphis: Presley, Perkins, Lewis and Cash, the historic and magical night on December 4, 1956 when Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash found themselves jamming at the legendary Sam Phillip’s Sun Studio in Memphis. Perkins was cutting a record that afternoon; Phillips had brought in new Sun signee Lewis to add keyboard; Elvis, who had moved on to RCA after his Ed Sullivan appearance, was making a courtesy call; and Cash just dropped by. Little did these emerging superstars, all in their prime, realize this pick-up jam session was being recorded and preserved forever as some of the very best music of that time.
Tickets are $22 and may be purchased online. For event information call The Ritz Theater at (256)315-0000 or visit the website.