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Flea market-spotted Hush Puppies bank.

"1960’s 'British Invasion' bands wore Hush Puppies on tour. It was reported that Hush Puppies rubber soles saved the life of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards when he accidentally touched his guitar against an ungrounded microphone at a 1965 concert in Sacramento, California. Knocked unconscious, medics believed that the crepe soled Hush Puppies shoes that Richards was wearing insulated him – and saved the future of rock `n roll."

This and more pleasing poppycock at
www.hushpuppies.com.au/history

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Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
oh, such an adorable little dog ! a very lovely find you made here !!!
4 years ago.
Smiley Derleth
Smiley Derleth
Thank you, Angelica and Nylonbleu.
4 years ago.
MewDeep6
MewDeep6
A slogan comes to mind. "Hush Puppies are Dumb." The ad man responsible for it tells the story: madmensch.com/2010/11/the-dumb-shoe-73
4 years ago.
Smiley Derleth
Smiley Derleth
That's a very interesting story. So far, I haven't been able to dig up the ads.
4 years ago.
forever is a long time
forever is a long ti…
I've heard that story too about "Keef"
It may have been in "Ups & Downs With The Rolling Stones"
I read his recent autobiography, he may have mentioned it in there too.
I think that's why "creepers" (Doc Martin crepe soled shoes) were popular with the punks too.
I had a couple pair.
4 years ago.