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The Boston Globe

Theater & art

The jam session that produced a hit — on Broadway

NEW YORK — Think of seminal moments in the early history of rock ’n’ roll and your mind likely turns to such instantly iconic television events as Elvis swiveling his unseen hips on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in the fall of 1956 or the Beatles’ teen-screaming British invasion in February 1964.

Yet often overshadowed in the public eye but beloved by rock aficionados is the fabled “Million Dollar Quartet” jam session at Sun Studios, overseen by Sun Records impresario and godfather of rock ’n’ roll Sam Phillips.

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