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George Harrison and Ringo Starr, before an audience of 250 specially invited guests, videotape an appearance with Carl Perkins for his TV special Blue Suede Shoes, which also features Eric Clapton, Roseanne Cash, Dave Edmunds and former members of The Stray Cats. During the programme George performs "Glad All Over", shares lead vocals on "Your True Love", contributes backing vocals and guitar on "Blue Suede Shoes" (performing lead vocal on the encore), "Gone Gone Gone", "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On", and a medley which includes "That's All Right (Mama)", "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" and "Night Train To Memphis". Ringo is seen performing "Honey Don't", shares lead vocal with Carl Perkins and Eric Clapton on "Matchbox", and plays the drums in the show and bangs the tambourine during the medley sequence. (Two further songs, "Right String But Wrong Yo Yo" and "Sure To Fall", are performed and recorded but are cut from the broadcasts.) Crews from American TV, for the programmes CNN Showbiz Today, Entertainment Tonight, Entertainment This Week, Cinemax and TNN, tape rehearsals for the show. The programme, which sports the full title of A Rockabilly Session With Carl Perkins And Friends, is premiered in the UK on New Years Day, January 1, 1986 on Channel 4. In America, the show is premiered on the Cinemax station, featuring songs not included in the UK transmission, on January 5, 1986. To accompany the Channel 4 screening, a simultaneous broadcast, this time in stereo, is aired on the Capital London radio station. A report on the recording session, featuring interviews with both George and Ringo, is transmitted the following day, Tuesday October 22, on the BBC Radio One lunch time show Newsbeat. The show is eventually released on CD by Snapper Music in 2006.

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