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Elvis Sighting in Grand Rapids
Elvis Sighting in Grand Rapids

Written by Charlsie Dewey

Dec. 4, 1956 was a historic day in music history. It was the day that Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins happened upon one another at Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tenn. and spent the next several hours recording country and gospel tracks together.

The famous and celebrated recording has become the center of the stage musical, Million Dollar Quartet, written by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott, which explores that evening and the four iconic performers whose music was about to explode across the nation.

"I think there is so much built up about these guys, becoming such icons, and the show definitely plays with that," said Billy Woodward, who plays Presley. "At the same time it strips...