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The Stories Behind The Songs: Carl Perkins - Blue Suede Shoes

Celebrating the original rock’n’roll anthem.

Some songs are straight-up classics, others break entirely new ground, a handful even make their way into the wider public consciousness. But it’s debatable whether any song has left as deep an impression on popular culture as Carl Perkins’s Blue Suede Shoes. The first proper rock’n’roll hit, it became the jump-off point for everything that followed.


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