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    Been checking him out today. Heard about him for years but only just now actually looked into his music. He was another of those guys in the 50s who mashed country and blues together to create something new called Rock and Roll. Pretty good guitar player too.

    Two videos that told me a lot about how much he influenced the Beatles (They covered 7 of his songs!). Also found out that Elvis delayed recording Perkins' "Blue Suede Shoes" until Perkins had a hit with it himself....pretty cool thing to do. He wrote a song for Paul years ago and they perform it near the end...very warm moment.



    And here he is jamming with George Harrison....George is clearly in awe like a fan would be. Carl plays my favorite Les Paul/Mary Ford song (George knows it too and sings along):


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