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.