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Carl Perkins

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Birthday
9, 1932
Birthplace
Tiptonville, TN
Death Date
Jan 19, 1998 (65)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
9, 1932
Birthplace
Tiptonville, TN
Death Date
Jan 19, 1998 (65)

About

Rockabilly musician who worked with Sun Records Studio and wrote "Blue Suede Shoes."

Before Fame

He learned the guitar from a black farmhand named John Westbrook. He grew up listening to the Grand Ole Opry.

Trivia

On his final album, which was released two years before he died, he sang with Bono, Paul Simon, and Tom Petty.

Family Life

He married Valda Crider in 1953. He had three sons named Stan, Greg, and Steve, and a daughter, Debbie.

Associated With

Elvis Presley famously covered his hit song, "Blue Suede Shoes."