|Birth name||Carl Lee Perkins|
|Born||April 9, 1932|
Tiptonville, Tennessee, U.S.
|Died||January 19, 1998 (aged 65)|
Jackson, Tennessee, U.S.
|Genres||Rock and roll, rockabilly, country|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, guitarist|
|Labels||Sun, Columbia, Mercury|
Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998) was an American rockabilly musician who recorded most notably at Sun Records Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, beginning during 1954. His best known song is "Blue Suede Shoes". He won a Grammy Award in 1987.
Perkins was born on April 9, 1932, in Tiptonville, Tennessee. He was married to Valda deVere until his death in 1998. They had one daughter and three sons. Perkins died on January 19, 1998, from complication of a series of strokes and throat cancer in Jackson, Tennessee, aged 65.
Discography[change | change source]
- "Blue Suede Shoes" (1956)
- Studio albums
- Dance Album (1957)
- Whole Lotta Shakin' (1958)
- Country Boy's Dream (1967)
- On Top (Columbia, 1969)
- My Kind of Country (Mercury, 1973)
- Ol' Blue Suede's Back (1978)
- Country Soul (1979)
- Disciple in Blue Suede Shoes (1984)
- Born to Rock (1989)
- Friends, Family & Legends (1992)
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Pareles, Jon (20 January 1998). "Carl Perkins Dies at 65; Rockabilly Pioneer Wrote 'Blue Suede Shoes'". The New York Times. p. B12. Retrieved 4 December 2009.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Carl Perkins.|
- The Carl Perkins Story on IMDb
- Carl Perkins biography Archived 2008-06-06 at the Wayback Machine
- Perkins' page at the Rockabilly Hall of Fame
- Carl Perkins Biography at The History of Rock
- Hear Carl Perkins (music and interviews) on the Pop Chronicles (1969).