Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins,
Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash.
The ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ (1956)
Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash in an impromptu jam session on Tuesday December 4, 1956 in the Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. The jam session was recorded and is referred to as the “Million Dollar Quartet”.
Just after 6 p.m. on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. is fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-story room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The civil rights leader was in Memphis to support a sanitation workers’ strike and was on his way to dinner when a bullet struck him in the jaw and severed his spinal cord. King was pronounced dead after his arrival at a Memphis hospital. He was 39 years old.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)
- Hosea Williams, Jesse Jackson, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr and Ralph Albernathy on the balcony at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis before the shooting.