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Carl Perkins

American rockabilly musician

Carl Perkins

American rockabilly musician
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birthday
9th
April, 1932
Death
19th
January, 1998
Birth Place
Tiptonville, Tennessee, U.S.
Birth Sign
aries
Biography

Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998) was an American singer-songwriter who recorded most notably at the Sun Studio, in Memphis, beginning in 1954. Amongst his best-known songs are “Blue Suede Shoes”, “Matchbox” and “Everybody’s Trying to Be My Baby”.
According to Charlie Daniels, “Carl Perkins’ songs personified the rockabilly era, and Carl Perkins’ sound personifies the rockabilly sound more so than anybody involved in it, because he never changed.” Perkins’s songs were recorded by artists (and friends) as influential as Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash and Eric Clapton which further established his place in the history of popular music. Paul McCartney claimed that “if there were no Carl Perkins, there would be no Beatles.”
Called “the King of Rockabilly”, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. He also received a Grammy Hall of Fame Award.

instruments played
Guitar
Vocals
Associated Acts

Perkins Brothers Band Johnny Cash Elvis Presley Jerry Lee Lewis Roy Orbison Waylon Jennings Willie Nelson Ringo Starr George Harrison Eric Clapton The Carter Family

Birth Name

Carl Lee Perkins

Genres

Rockabilly rock and roll country

Labels

Sun, London, Columbia, Mercury

Occupations

Singer, songwriter, guitarist

Years Active

1946 1997

Name

Carl Perkins

Nationality

United States of America

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