0214 Gone, Gone, Gone – Carl Perkins (1955)

Carl Perkins and "friends" Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr and George Harrison.

Carl Perkins and “friends” Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr and George Harrison.

This self-penned song was recorded by Carl Perkins in 1955. It was released as the B-side of Let The Jukebox Keep On Playing. It was also released on the 1957 album Dance Album Of Carl Perkins. It was part of the Beatles repertoire and hand written lyrics by Stuart Sutcliffe exist. The Beatles played the song in 1969 during the Let It Be sessions. The song was performed twice by Carl Perkins & Friends during the TV special Blue Suede Shoes : A Rockabilly Session in 1985. Carl Perkins’ “friends”¬†included George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Both versions were released on the album Blue Suede Shoes : A Rockabilly Session in 1986.¬†The song was performed live by Taj Mahal and The Graffiti Band in 1987. The band included George Harrison, Jesse Ed Davis and Bob Dylan among others. George shared lead vocals with Taj Mahal.

Now Hear This : Gone, Gone, Gone – Carl Perkins & Friends (1986)
Gone, Gone, Gone (encore) – Carl Perkins & Friends (1986)