Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998) was an American rockabilly musician who recorded most notably at Sun Records Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, beginning during 1954. His best known song is "Blue Suede Shoes". He won a Grammy Award in 1987.
|Birth name||Carl Lee Perkins|
|Born||April 9, 1932|
Tiptonville, Tennessee, U.S.
|Died||January 19, 1998 (aged 65)|
Jackson, Tennessee, U.S.
|Genres||Rock and roll, rockabilly, country|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, guitarist|
|Labels||Sun, Columbia, Mercury|
|Associated acts||Perkins Brothers Band|
Jerry Lee Lewis
Perkins was born on April 9, 1932 in Tiptonville, Tennessee. He was married to Valda deVere until his death in 1998. They had one daughter and three sons. Perkins died on January 19, 1998 from complication of a series of strokes and throat cancer in Jackson, Tennessee, aged 65.
- Pareles, Jon (20 January 1998). "Carl Perkins Dies at 65; Rockabilly Pioneer Wrote 'Blue Suede Shoes'". The New York Times. p. B12. Retrieved 4 December 2009.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Carl Perkins.|
- The Carl Perkins Story on IMDb
- Carl Perkins biography
- Perkins' page at the Rockabilly Hall of Fame
- Carl Perkins Biography at The History of Rock
- Hear Carl Perkins (music and interviews) on the Pop Chronicles (1969).