Today’s song is the rock and roll pop song “Blue Suede Shoes” by Elvis Presley.
- Elvis started his career in 1954 when he paid $4 in Memphis to record some songs to give to his mother.
- “Blue Suede Shoes” was written and produced by Carl Perkins. It was recorded on December 19, 1955, and released in January 1956.
- Elvis recorded his version on January 30, 1956, but released it on September 8, 1956.
- Elvis was adamant about not recording the song at first but agreed to record it provided it was not released while the Carl Perkins version was hot.
- Elvis sang “Blue Suede Shoes” as a tribute to help Carl Perkins, who was struggling after the accident.
- Elvis Persley’s version of Blue Suede Shoes ranked number 423 in the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time,” while the Perkins version was 95.
- “Blue Suede Shoes” is known as one of the songs that shaped Rock and Roll
- Elvis was raised in abject poverty; he had to find a job as a truck driver immediately after his high school diploma.
- Elvis’s marriage failed due to substance abuse, infidelity, and his stressful career. His wife decided to shift to other issues.
- The doctors confirmed that Elvis died of heart disease due to the overuse of prescription drugs.
Elvis greatest entertainer and singer ever
My favorite Rockabilly song by my favorite singer Carl Perkins. Great Song