Million Dollar Quartet - Mayflower - Review

Two hours of fun in a true education of music

No matter if you were fans of this foursome, you will be by the end of it as the story of the Million Dollar Quartet came to life at The Mayflower Theatre.

Faultless vocals from start to finish, meant if you closed your eyes you really could have been back in Sun Studios in 1956. The show featured classics like Blue Suede Shoes, Down by the Riverside and I Walk the Line.

Those growing up with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis know how amazing that jam session would have been, but even those who weren’t so lucky could see just how much of an impact their music made on the industry today.

In December 1956 something very special happened as former Blue Peter man Peter Duncan portrayed Sam Phillips amazingly.

As the newly formed one night only band came together to perform all the hits in a true live musical masterclass, it was spoke about how Phillips produced some of the greatest musicians in history like Presley and Cash.

With laughs throughout and real-life images from that very night in Memphis, little were some of the crowd to know that it would be the first and last time Phillips had “his guys” altogether in one place.

Some things are fate and made to happen, some are just lucky, but having this quartet make music for the world to enjoy globally for decades after, was far from lucky.