Carl Perkins Rank
About Carl Perkins
Carl Perkins’ songs have been described as a personification of the rockabilly style of rock and roll music.
Active from 1946 as a local tavern entertainer alongside his brother Jay, the singer-songwriter performed as an irregular member of the band, Tennessee Ramblers on Radio in the late 1940s before he would eventually debut as a recording artist under Sun Records in 1954.
His hit singles include “Matchbox”, “Everybody’s Trying to Be My Baby” and “Blue Suede Shoes”.
His parents, Louise and Buck Perkins were poor sharecroppers in Tiptonville, Tennessee. Besides Jay, he had another brother, Carlton, who would later join them to perform in taverns. He was married to Valda Crider, with whom he had three sons and a daughter.
He has been a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and Memphis Music Hall of Fame.
He died on 19 January 1998 from throat cancer.
Carl Perkins Rank
Famous quotes by Carl Perkins
After all those days in the cotton fields, the dreams came true on a gold record on a piece of wood. It's in my den where I can look at it every day. I wear it out lookin' at it.Carl Perkins
Carl Perkins' Popularity
Carl Perkins was a famous American singer and guitarist, who was born on April 9, 1932. As a person born on this date, Carl Perkins is listed in our database as the 79th most popular celebrity for the day (April 9) and the 119th most popular for the year (1932).
People born on April 9 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aries, the Ram. Carl Perkins is the 2450th most popular Aries.
Aside from information specific to Carl Perkins' birthday, Carl Perkins is the 15839th most famous American.
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