Carl Perkins & Friends – Blue Suede Shoes: A Rockabilly Session was taped live in London, England on October 21, 1985. The show featured rock n’ roll pioneer Carl Perkins along with: Eric Clapton, The Beatles‘ George Harrison and Ringo Starr, as well as The Stray Cat Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom. (With introductory comments by Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis.)
The show was shown on January 1, 1986. Perkins performed 16 songs in an extraordinary performance. He ended the session by singing his most famous song, Blue Suede Shoes, which brought Perkins to tears. The concert is a memorable highlight of Carl Perkins’ later career.
It was the first public performance by George Harrison in more than ten years.