Stories of America’s Past
Welcome to America Comes Alive!, a site I created to share little-known stories of regular people who made a difference and changed the course of history. Look around and see what inspires you! — Kate Kelly
On December 4, 1956, rock-and-roll history was made at Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, when record producer Sam Phillips made a jam-session tape of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins singing gospel. The group’s photo in the newspaper was captioned “Million Dollar Quartet.” Though Phillips had called the newspaper, the tape they made did not surface for twenty years. It was first heard in 1981. By that time, the musicians were legends.
Heroes & Trailblazers
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