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“Like Smokey Joe Baugh (a Sun vocalist who had a 1955 hit with ‘Signifying Monkey,’ later recorded by Memphian Sam the Sham), and Elvis’ then-girlfriend (Marilyn Evans, who is depicted in the play).No one knows what happened to her, the best bet being she went back to Vegas.” Three reels of session tapes from that million dollar moment didn’t surface until 1969.He definitely believed he belonged in their company.When you listen to the tapes, you can hear Jerry Lee just busting to be heard.” .“I was loving it.” Between shows, the dancers would gather in an employees-only coffee shop within the casino.It was there that Elvis walked in one night and sat at their table. “He’s beautiful–really, truly.” Within an hour, Elvis had slipped Evans a scrawled note on the back of a napkin.As it happens, Evans, now Marilyn Knowles-Riehl, 71, saw the article and contacted the Tribune.For 52 years she has hidden in plain sight, a living, missing link to one of America’s most magical music moments.
Seated for the famous picture was a woman that no one could identify. But before we get to the woman, and her story, I think everyone should know about the famous quartet session. Acclaimed music historian Colin Escott wrote the book Good Rockin’ Tonight: Sun Records and the Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll,”and also co-authored the script to “Million Dollar Quartet” along with Floyd Mutrux, who wrote and directed the rock film “American Hot Wax.”“Jerry Lee’s first record had been out for two days,” Escott said from his home in Nashville. Elvis was back in town for Christmas and dropped by unannounced — as he often did.” (Presley was already a star having left Sun for RCA Records.
When a promoter called Marilyn Evans in summer 1956 and asked her to join the chorus line at Las Vegas’ New Frontier Casino, she could hardly contain herself–this teenager from “I thought it was probably the most sophisticated thing that had ever happened in the whole world,” she said last week with an easy laugh.
She came to a Las Vegas in its infancy, a relatively innocent place, where the dancers enjoyed good pay–5 a week–sports cars and soirées with such headliners as “It was just very exciting: two shows a night, seven days a week,” she said.
It read: “Can I have a date with you tomorrow night or before I leave? “He called backstage that night, set a time,” she remembered. 4, 1956, the couple, along with some of Elvis’ friends, cruised around Memphis, as usual.
And so, for the next couple of weeks she and Elvis explored Las Vegas, driving around, hanging out and walking through the casinos. But on this day Elvis stopped at Sun, where he had made his first record only three years prior.“My senior prom was good, but a lot of stuff has happened that’s been great since then.” Such as …