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Rock 'N' Roll Legend: Carl Perkins

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Rock and Roll Legend: Carl Perkins

Carl Perkins was so good! It's sad to think of what he could have become if not for the terrible car accident that nearly took his life just when he was a rising star. I got a chance to meet Carl several times (he lived down the street from my grandparents in Jackson, TN) and you would never know he was a huge star from his attitude and actions. Wonderful person who was taken from us way to soon. He was Elvis before Elvis!

Great Album-Great Performer.

Carl Perkins was a member of the legendary Sun Record Studio which included Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, and, of course, Elvis.
He was the original performer of Blue Suede Rock done in rockabilly style. Almost died in a car crash on way to NYC to promote the song.
This song and others on this album are great examples of the Sun and Rockabily sound.
But make no mistake, Carl is NO Elvis in that he was quite 'wooden' in performing.
Elvis did a cover of the song in his style, and made it his own, not only in style but in live performances as well.


Born: April 9, 1932 in Tiptonville, TN

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

While some ill-informed revisionist writers of rock history would like to dismiss Carl Perkins as a rockabilly artist who became a one-hit wonder at the dawn of rock & roll's early years, a deeper look at his music and career reveals much more. A quick look at his songwriting portfolio shows that he composed "Daddy Sang Bass" for Johnny Cash, "I Was So Wrong" for Patsy Cline, and "Let Me Tell You About Love" for the Judds, big hits and classics all. His influence as the quintessential rockabilly...
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