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Carl Perkins

Carl Perkins, c. 1956
Background information
Birth name Carl Lee Perkins
Born (1932-04-09)April 9, 1932
Tiptonville, Tennessee, U.S.
Died January 19, 1998(1998-01-19) (aged 65)
Jackson, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres

Rockabilly
country
rock and roll

Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, guitarist
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1946–1997
Labels Sun, London, Columbia, Mercury
Associated acts Perkins Brothers Band
Johnny Cash
Elvis Presley
Jerry Lee Lewis

If it weren't for the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song.
That rockabilly sound wasn't as simple as I thought it was.
If it helped you get your music off the ground, I'm glad you done it.
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