Son of a Tennessee sharecropper, Carl Perkins was born in 1932 and the middle son. He grew up picking cotton and got his first guitar aged 7 and it was made by his father from a cigar box, broomstick and baling wire. Carl would practice endlessly behind the chicken house pretending he was singing on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry. His boogie rhythm guitar style developed with lessons from a neighbour. He won a talent contest when he was 13 and had written a song called “Movie Magg," which a decade later would convince Sam Phillips to sign him to his Sun Records label.
This documentary catches two of the great names in the history of rock & roll jamming together. Former Beatle Paul McCartney teams up with his old friend Carl Perkins, of "Honey Don't" and "Blue Suede Shoes" fame, when they rendezvous backstage at the Memphis Bowl in 1993. The Beatles were great admirers of Perkins, and recorded a number of his songs. McCartney finds it quite a thrill to commune musically with the Tennessee legend. The program captures their music and camaraderie in this candid look at two of the giants of rock & roll.