-Enjoy Eric Clapton, Carl Perkins and The Man in Black perform the awesome Blind Lemon Jefferson's “Matchbox” at 5:18.-
If there were ever any question as to Carl Perkins' influence on Clapton, roll that video. But did you know that some of the most classic television shows of all time were purged between the years of 1970-1973 for their colloquial, down-home characteristics not being able to compete with a more urban demographic?
I loved the Johnny Cash Show during its short-run from 1969-1971. Its cancellation was a result of ABC's rural purge, which basically meant that between 1970-1973, the suits cut just about every TV show with a tree in it – classic “country” gems or favorites of yours truly like The Red Skelton Show, Petticoat Junction, The Beverly Hillbillies, Mayberry R.F.D, Lassie, Hogan's Heroes (OK – not a “hillbilly” show per se but its sets were housed in leafy landscapes), and Family Affair - this one's a stumper...how did a show that took place in a swanky Manhattan high-rise housing the twins Buffy and Jody, their butler, Mr. French, older sis' Sissy and uncle Bill (who always seemed like they were playing husband and wife) ever make the “hillbilly” list? Ah, Wikipedia boo-boo.
“Let me be your big dog, 'till your little dog comes...”
Happy Friday, Loserettes!