|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Inducted in: 1987
Inducted by: Sam Phillips
First Eligible: 1986 Ceremony
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1990 (ranked #118) .
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I remember one of the first songs that inspired me to play guitar was "Matchbox". Part of the original Sun Records lineup...worth a listen!!
Posted by Terry on Thursday, 02.7.08 @ 20:58pm
Some ill-informed writers of rock and roll would dismiss Carl Perkins as a one-hit wonder at the dawn of rock and roll, but a deeper look at his music and career reveals so much more. A brief look at his songwriting folder shows that he wrote songs for Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline. Also, his influence as a rockabilly singer played a hugh part in the devlopment of later generations of rockers like The Beatles and The Hollies as well as country artists. Along with Scotty Moore's playing style, Carl's style of guitar was so gravitating that modern day guitarists sometimes don't even realize that they're playing Perkins' licks. As a singer, Carl's country ballads are every bit as fine as his rock stuff. Within the frame of his music, a strong sense of family radiates throughout the musical career of this great singer
Posted by Andrew on Friday, 01.25.13 @ 13:23pm
Rockabilly pioneer Carl Perkins lent rock n' roll a guiding hand when two musical currents that defined the music of the South in the mid 20th century, rhythm & blues and country and western came together in the mid 50s as rock and roll.
Posted by Andrew on Sunday, 02.23.14 @ 20:27pm
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