Former Stray Cats bassist Lee Rocker will be joining the cast of the Broadway show “Million Dollar Quartet”, portraying Jay Perkins for twelve shows, from January 21st through the 31st, 2011.
The musical is inspired by the recording sessions of December 4, 1956 in the Sun Record Studios, which included a jam session among Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and other session musicians.
Bassist Jay Perkins was brother to Carl, whom Rocker held as a dear friend up until the guitarist’s death.
“The story is especially close to my heart,” he writes on his website.
The Stray Cats played a final farewell tour last year, but Rocker has been keeping active with solo work. According to his site, he is currently working on a new EP of his favorite childhood songs, soon to be released.