Beaufort ~ One Night in Memphis: Presley, Perking, Lewis, & Cash

Event Details

One Night in Memphis tributes a night in rock and roll history that still lives on today. On December 4th, 1956, Carl Perkins, along with his brothers Clayton and Jay booked a recording session at Sam Phillip’s Sun Records studios in Memphis, TN. On the session as well as one of Sam Phillip’s latest acquisitions to his stable of acts, a young and cocky piano player from Ferriday, Louisiana by the name of Jerry Lee Lewis.  Not too long after they got a satisfactory take, Elvis Presley dropped by (a big star already) and listened in.  Johnny Cash dropped in as well.  A jam session then ensued and the engineer that day Jack Clement kept the tape rolling without the knowledge of anyone. What survives today is a recording of an event that is a momentous eavesdropping on American recording artist icons in their prime.