December 19: Blue Suede Shoes – cover versions by John Lennon, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley and more..

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Three to get ready, now go cat go
But don’t you, step on my blue suede shoes[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row]


Recorded December 19, 1955
Studio Memphis Recording Service, Memphis, Tennessee
Genre Rockabilly, rock and roll
Length 2:14
Label Sun
Songwriter(s) Carl Perkins
Producer(s) Sam Phillips


Blue Suede Shoes” is a rock-and-roll standard written and first recorded by Carl Perkins in 1955. It is considered one of the first rockabilly records, incorporating elements of blues, country and pop music of the time. Perkins’ original version of the song was on the Cashbox Best Selling Singles list for 16 weeks and spent two weeks at the number two position.

Carl Perkins


Elvis Presley


Jimi Hendrix

Eddie Cochran

The Dave Clark Five


John Lennon & Plastic Ono Band

1969 – Toronto

Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton


Black Sabbath

Jerry Lee Lewis

Ry Cooder

Johnny Cash


“Blue Suede Shoes” was chosen by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the “500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll”. In 1986, Perkins’ version was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame and in 1999, National Public Radio included “Blue Suede Shoes” in the NPR 100, in which NPR’s music editors sought to compile the 100 most important American musical works of the 20th century.

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