Oh without a doubt Chris. I just know that Susan will talk about this in depth but just look at someone like Carl Perkins. While he never gained the enormous fame that Elvis did, it was actually Carl who was known as "The Boy in the Blue Suede Shoes." After Perkins released his version of the song (the original version) he was involved in a near-fatal car accident. While he was recovering from that, Elvis released his own version From then on, Carl was in the back seat and Elvis would always be in the driver's seat (even though Carl's version sold several million copies). -- A great note about Carl Perkins and the song, 'Blue Suede Shoes,' he was soooo poor when he wrote that song in 1956, that he wrote in on an old potato sack! In 1986 the early rockabilly kings once again gathered at Sun Records to records the album "Class of '55." Who was the in the class of 55? Only Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. You can't get any more Kings of Rockabilly than that. For the 'class reunion,' Roy Orbison stepped in to fill Elvis' shoes as only someone the quality of Roy could. Sadly, Perkins died relatively young - at the age of 65 - after suffering several strokes.