In this issue of Vintage Rock we examine Carl Perkins‘ post-Sun career, from touring the UK with Chuck Berry to his collaboration with Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis as Class of ’55 in the 80s. Plus, we have a listen to the incredible unreleased Perkins tracks recently discovered, all cut before he arrived at Sun and now available to us all.

As the 50s came to a close, the age of the Teen Idols commenced. Inside, we explore those icons from Bobby Vee to Frankie Avalon and deliver our Top 20 teen idol rundown. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of one of the UK’s finest rock’n’roll songs – Brand New Cadillac – we retrace the steps of Brit bad boy Vince Taylor and enter his weird and wonderful world.

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As soul sensation Jackie Wilson finally receives a much-belated star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, we speak to his son Bobby Brooks Wilson about his father’s legacy, we toast rock’n’roll revivalists The Stargazers 40th anniversary in the business, and rockabilly filly Rosie Flores opens up about the comeback that almost was with legendary rockin’ gal Janis Martin. Aussie hotshot Pat Capocci also drops by to talk rock’n’roll, barbershops and surfing!

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Much more inside including live reviews of the Welsh Rockabilly Fair and Great Yarmouth’s Elvis Festival, plus all the fresh news on the scene, and the latest music reviewed.
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