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Label: Sun - SUN 1018 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album Gold • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Country Rock, Rockabilly
Carl Lee Perkins April 9, — January 19,   was an American singer-songwriter who recorded most notably at the Sun Studioin Memphisbeginning in 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.
He also received a Grammy Hall of Fame Award. Perkins was born near Tiptonville, Tennesseethe son of poor sharecroppersBuck and Louise Perkins misspelled on his birth certificate as "Perkings". In the summer, workdays were 12 to 14 hours, "from can to can't. All his family members worked, so there was enough money for beans and potatoes, tobacco for Perkins's father, Temptation - Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Everly Brothers, Connie Francis occasionally the luxury of a five-cent bag of hard candy.
Roy Acuff 's broadcasts inspired him to ask his parents for a guitar. Finally, a neighbor in hard times offered to sell his dented and scratched Gene Autry model guitar with worn-out strings. Buck Perkins bought it for his son for a couple of dollars. He also cited Bill Monroe 's fast playing and vocals as an early influence.
Perkins learned more about the guitar from John Westbrook, an African-American field worker in his sixties. Westbrook advised Perkins to "Get down close to it.
You can feel it travel down the strangs, come through your head and down to your soul where you live. You can feel it. Let it vib-a-rate. The knots cut his fingers Pisspottshow - Die Lokalmatadore - Mülheim he would slide to another note, so he began bending the notes, stumbling onto a type of blue note.
Since his family was too poor to afford them, Lee McCutcheon, the woman in charge of the band, gave him a new white shirt, cotton pants, a white band cap and a red cape. A new radio that ran on house current rather than a battery and the closeness to Memphis exposed Perkins to a greater variety of music.
Perkins and his brother Jay had their first paying job in tips as entertainers at the Cotton Boll tavern on Highway 45, twelve miles south of Jackson, starting on Wednesday nights during late Perkins was 14 years old. One of the songs they played was an up-tempo country blues shuffle version of Bill Monroe's " Blue Moon of Kentucky ". Free drinks were one of the perks of playing in a tavern, and Perkins drank four beers that first night.
Both places were the scene Good Rockin Tonight - Jerry Lee Lewis / Charlie Rich / Carl Perkins - Trio + occasional fights, and both of the Perkins brothers gained a reputation as fighters. During the next couple of years the Perkins brothers began playing other taverns around Bemis and Jackson, including El Rancho, the Roadside Inn, and the Hilltop, as they became better known. Carl persuaded his brother Clayton to play the upright bass to complete the sound of the band.
Positive listener response resulted in a minute segment sponsored by Mother's Best Flour. By the end of the s, the Perkins Brothers were the best-known band in the Jackson area. Perkins had day jobs during most of these early years, picking cotton and later working at Day's Dairy in Malesus, at a mattress factory and in a battery plant.
He worked as a pan greaser for the Colonial Baking Company in and In JanuaryPerkins married Valda Crider, whom he had known for a number of years. When his job at the bakery was reduced to part-time, Valda, who had her own job, encouraged Perkins to begin working the taverns full-time.
He began playing six nights a week. Later the same year he added W. Holland had no previous experience as a musician but had a good sense of rhythm. Malcolm Yelvingtonwho remembered the Perkins Brothers when they played in Covington, Tennesseeinnoted that Carl had an unusual blues-like style all his own. I need to go see him. Years later the musician Gene Vincent told an interviewer, rather than "Blue Moon of Kentucky" being a "new sound", "a lot of people were doing it Tight Like This - Louis Armstrong - Armstrong For Ever that, especially Carl Perkins.
Commenting on the audience reaction to both Presley and himself, Perkins said, "When I'd jump around they'd scream some, but they were gettin' ready for him. It was like TNT, man, it just exploded.
All of a sudden the world was wrapped up in rock. Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two were the next musicians to be added to the performances by Sun musicians. Again performing at El Rancho, the Perkins brothers were involved in an automobile accident in Woodside, Delaware.
A friend, Good Rockin Tonight - Jerry Lee Lewis / Charlie Rich / Carl Perkins - Trio + had been driving, was pinned by the steering wheel. Perkins managed to drag him from the car, which had begun burning. Clayton had been thrown from the car but was not injured seriously. It was a "bounce blues in flavorsome combined country and r. Commenting on Perkins's playing, Sam Phillips has been quoted as saying, "I knew that Carl could rock and in fact he told me right from the start that he had been playing that music before Elvis came out on record I wanted to see whether this was someone who could revolutionize the country end of the business.
Also in the autumn ofPerkins wrote " Blue Suede Shoes "  after seeing a dancer get angry with his date for scuffing up his shoes. Phillips suggested changes to the lyrics "Go, cat, go"and the band changed the end of the song to a Tell Me - The Ethics - Golden Philly Classics vamp".
In the United States, it reached number 1 on Billboard magazine's country music chart the only number 1 success he would have Good Rockin Tonight - Jerry Lee Lewis / Charlie Rich / Carl Perkins - Trio + number 2 on the Billboard Best Sellers popular music chart.
On March 17, Perkins became the first country artist to reach number 3 on the rhythm and blues charts. In the United Kingdomthe song reached number 10 on the British charts.
It was the first record by a Sun artist to sell a million copies. John Lennon sang lead on the song when the Beatles performed it, before it was given to Ringo Starr to sing. Lennon also performed the song on the Lost Lennon Tapes. After hitting the back of a pickup truck, their car went into a ditch containing about a foot of water, and Perkins was left lying face down in Schläge - Various - Hoersturz #2 water.
Drummer Holland rolled Perkins over, saving him from drowning. He had sustained three fractured vertebrae in his neck, a severe concussion, a broken collar bone, and lacerations all over his body in the crash. Perkins remained unconscious for an entire day. The driver of the pickup truck, Thomas Phillips, a year-old farmer, died when he was thrown into the steering wheel. Fontanathe members of Elvis's band, visited Perkins on their way to New York to appear with Presley the next day.
Fontana recalled Perkins saying, "Of all the people, I looked up and there you guys are. You looked like a bunch of angels coming Good Rockin Tonight - Jerry Lee Lewis / Charlie Rich / Carl Perkins - Trio + see me. A week later, Perkins was given a telegram from Presley which had arrived on March 23wishing him a speedy recovery. It also reached number 2 on the Billboard pop and country charts.
By mid-April, more than one million copies of "Blue Suede Shoes" had been sold. On April 3, while still recuperating in Jackson, Perkins watched Presley perform "Blue Suede Shoes" on his first appearance on The Milton Berle Showwhich was his third performance of the song on national television. Although his version became more famous than Perkins's, it reached only as high as number 20 on the Billboard pop chart. Perkins returned to live performances on April 21,beginning with an appearance in Beaumont, Texaswith the "Big D Jamboree" tour.
When Perkins and the group entered the stage in Columbia, South Carolinahe was appalled to see a teenager with a bleeding chin pressed against the stage by the crowd. During the first guitar intermission of "Honey Don't" they were waved offstage and into a vacant dressing room behind a double line of police officers.
Perkins was quoted as saying, "It was dangerous. Lot of kids got hurt. There was a lot of rioting going on, just crazy, man! The music drove 'em insane. A full grandstand and one thousand people stood in a heavy rain to hear Perkins and Briggs at the Brockton Fair in Massachusetts. The day it was recorded, Elvis Presley visited the studio. Perkins, Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash who left early spent more than an hour singing gospel, country and rhythm-and-blues songs while a tape rolled.
These recordings were released on CD in He also made at least two appearances on Town Hall Party in Compton, Californiain singing both songs. Neither side made it onto the charts. The film Jamboree included a Perkins performance of " Glad All Over " not to be confused with the Dave Clark Five song of the same namewhich ran Bennett was released by Sun in January During this time he toured nine Midwestern states and made a tour in Germany.
Berry assured him that they had remained much more popular in Britain since the s than they had in the United States and that there would be large crowds of fans at every show. The Animals backed the two performers. On the last night of the tour, Perkins attended a party where he sat on the floor sharing stories, playing guitar, and singing songs while surrounded by the Beatles. Ringo Starr asked if he could record "Honey Don't". Perkins answered, "Man, go ahead, have at it. The Beatles Russia - Elisa Waut - Elisa Waut two versions of "Glad All Over" in InPerkins signed with Dollie Records and released as his first single "Country Boy's Dream" which reached 22 in the country charts.
While on tour with the Johnny Cash troupe inPerkins went on a four-day drinking binge. With the urging of Cash, he opened a show in San Diego, Californiaby playing four songs after seeing "four or five of me in the mirror" and while being able to see "nothin' but a Good Rockin Tonight - Jerry Lee Lewis / Charlie Rich / Carl Perkins - Trio +.
After drinking yet another pint of whiskey, he passed out on the tour bus. By morning he started hallucinating "big spiders, and dinosaurs, huge, and they were gonna step on me".
The bus was parked on a beach at the ocean. Comin Home - Kiss - MTV Unplugged was tempted by yet another pint of whiskey that he had hidden.
He took the bottle with him onto the beach The Greatest Song Of All Time - Various - Frank & Louies Greatest Hits (Songs That Rock The Swamp, fell on his knees and said, "Lord,
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