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  Carl Perkins
Carl Perkins is regarded by many as one of the founding fathers of rock-and-roll.
Perkins wrote his songs and always stayed with the pure rockabilly style.Carl continued to record songs that were country hits, such as " Dixie Fried," " Boppin' The Blues," and "Your True Love," the latter two of which became minor pop hits.
Carl Perkins was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
www.history-of-rock.com /perkins.htm   (1066 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Carl Perkins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998) was an American pioneer of rockabilly music, a mix of rhythm and blues and country music that evolved at Sun Records in Memphis in the early 1950s.
Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 - January 19, 1998) was an American pioneer of Rockabilly music, a mix of rhythm and blues and country music that evolved at Sun Records in Memphis in the early 1950s.
Carl Perkins is interred in the Ridgecrest Cemetery, Jackson, Tennessee.
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 CMT.com : Carl Perkins : Biography
He was born to sharecroppers Buck and Louise Perkins (misspelled on his birth certificate as "Perkings") and was soon out in the fields picking cotton and living in a shack with his parents, older brother Jay, and his younger brother Clayton.
Perkins was already sending demos to New York record companies, who kept rejecting him, sometimes explaining that this strange new hybrid of country with a fl rhythm fit no current commercial trend.
But once Perkins heard Elvis on the radio, he not only knew what to call it, but knew that there was a record company person who finally understood it and was also willing to gamble in promoting it.
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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Carl Perkins
Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 - January 19, 1998) was an American pioneer of Rockabilly music, a mix of rhythm and blues and country music that evolved at Sun Records in Memphis in the early 1950s.
Born in Tiptonville, Tennessee, the son of a poor tenant farmer, Carl Perkins grew up surrounded by southern gospel music sung by fls working in the cotton fields.
Carl Perkins is interred in the Ridgecrest Cemetery, Jackson, Tennessee.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/ca/Carl_Perkins   (369 words)

  
 Carl D. Perkins Information
Carl Dewey Perkins (October 15, 1912 - August 3, 1984), a Democrat, was a politician and member of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Kentucky.
Perkins was admitted to the bar in 1935 and commenced the practice of law in Hindman.
Perkins unseated Meade and was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and to the seventeen succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1949, until his death.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Carl_D._Perkins   (343 words)

  
 Carl Perkins - Music Downloads - Online
By his teens, Carl was playing electric guitar and had recruited his brothers Jay on rhythm guitar and Clayton on string bass to become his first band.
Perkins was already sending demos to New York record companies, who kept rejecting him, sometimes explaining that this strange new hybrid of country with a fl rhythm fit no current commercial trend.
But once Perkins heard Elvis on the radio, he not only knew what to call it, but knew that there was a record company person who finally understood it and was also willing to gamble in promoting it.
musicstore.connect.com /artist/229/Carl-Perkins/1007473.html   (1131 words)

  
 Carl Perkins
Carl and Clayton are thrown from the car and Carl has a broken shoulder, cracked skull and lacerations.
Carl toured for 4 weeks and became the conquering hero for the rockers, who at the time were having a musical war with the beat group followers (mods).
Carl was invited to a recording session the next day and Ringo asked if they could record some of his songs.
members.tripod.com /rocker58/artists/perkins/Carlperkins.html   (1063 words)

  
 Carl Perkins. Carl Perkins' Guitars and Amps. The gear used on the legendary recordings by Carl Perkins.
Carl Perkins played a ‘52/’53 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top with two P-90 Pickups and a "trapeze" tailpiece through a small Fender Amp when he recorded “Honey Don’t” with "The Perkins Brothers Band" (Carl Perkins + his two brothers on upright bass (Clayton) and rhythm guitar (Jay) + W.S.Holland on drums).
Carl Perkins' Gibson ES-5 is currently on display at the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland.
When trying to define how Carl Perkins got his sound, it should also be noted that he loved turning the knobs on his LP and ES-5 to get different tones out of them.
www.the-jime.dk /Rockabilly_Guitar/Carl_Perkins_Guitars_and_Amps.htm   (725 words)

  
 RAB Hall of Fame: Carl Perkins
Carl was already sending demos to New York record companies, who kept rejecting him, sometimes explaining that this strange new hybrid of country with a Black rhythm fit no current commercial trend.
Perkins was in a near-fatal accident that killed his brother in 1956 and was felled by a series of strokes at the end of his life.
Perkins' high-water mark came when he was part of the Million-Dollar Quartet at Sun Records with Presley and Cash and Jerry Lee, gathered around a piano for songs that never made it to the record stores.
www.rockabillyhall.com /CarlPerkins.html   (3986 words)

  
 Carl Perkins Biography - hotshotdigital.com
Carl Perkins, the Tennessee sharecropper's son whose first guitar was made from a cigar box and a broomhandle and whose famous "Blue Suede Shoes" was written on a potato sack, died Monday at the age of 65.
Perkins died at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital from complications related to a recent series of strokes, according to family spokesman Albert Hall.
Carl Perkins is survived by his wife, Valda, three sons and a daughter.
www.hotshotdigital.com /OldRock/CarlPerkinsBio.html   (726 words)

  
 CNN - Rockabilly pioneer Carl Perkins dead at 65 - January 19, 1998
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (CNN) -- Carl Perkins, the Tennessee sharecropper's son whose first guitar was made from a cigar box and a broomhandle and whose famous "Blue Suede Shoes" was written on a potato sack, died Monday at the age of 65.
Perkins died at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital from complications related to a recent series of strokes, according to family spokesman Albert Hall.
The tall, broad-shouldered Perkins was famed as one of the proponents of rockabilly music, a cross of rhythm-and-blues and country music that came out of Sun Records in Memphis in the mid-1950s.
www.cnn.com /SHOWBIZ/9801/19/perkins.obit.pm   (0 words)

  
 Carl D. Perkins Act - Background
The Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act (Perkins) was originally authorized in 1984, and most recently reauthorized in October of 1998.
The purpose of Perkins is to provide individuals with the academic and technical skills needed to succeed in a knowledge- and skills-based economy.
Perkins supports career and technical education that prepares its students both for postsecondary education and the careers of their choice.
www.acteonline.org /policy/legislative_issues/Perkins_background.cfm   (0 words)

  
 Carl Perkins
Carl was heavily influenced by bluegrass legend Bill Monroe - “Some of those old songs [of his] are so close to rockabilly it’s scary,” he said - and was right on track with Presley in the synthesis of rock and roll from homegrown elements.
Perkins’ career got another boost when fellow Sun Records alumnus Johnny Cash tapped him to tour and record as part of his band in the mid-Sixties and featured him as a regular in his Seventies variety show.
August 1954: Carl Perkins auditions for Sam Phillips of Sun Records and is signed to the label in October.
www.rockhall.com /inductee/carl-perkins   (1220 words)

  
 The Carl Perkins Discography
Carl Perkins was born in Indianapolis, IN in 1928 and eventually settled in Los Angeles in the late 1940s where he passed away in 1958, at the age of only 29.
Perkins played with a compelling swing which was sometimes reminiscent of his contemporary, Hampton Hawes.
There are known to exist privately recorded tapes of the duo of Perkins and Leroy Vinnegar at Sherry's Piano Bar in Los Angeles and I would appreciate any information on these recordings.
www.attictoys.com /jazz/CP_intro.html   (277 words)

  
 Blue Suede Shoes by Carl Perkins Songfacts
Perkins recorded this in Memphis for Sam Phillips at Sun Records, as he was driving to make his first national appearance to promote it (on the Perry Como Show), he got into an accident that seriously injured him and killed his brother.
Perkins never fully recovered, either emotionally or career-wise.
Carl Perkins is the older brother of the orininal Norman "Psycho" Bates, Anthony Perkins.
www.songfacts.com /detail.php?id=1141   (610 words)

  
 Archived: Legislation - Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998
The Carl D. Perkins Vocational–Technical Education Act Amendments of 1998 (Public Law 105–332) was signed into law on October 31, 1998.
The submission date for Adult Education and Perkins III State plans that are not submitted as part of a unified plan continues to be April 1, 2000.
Perkins III includes a number of provisions designed to support the preparation of individuals for nontraditional training and employment.
www.ed.gov /offices/OVAE/CTE/legis.html   (0 words)

  
 Carl Perkins - RockinTown Bio
Carl Perkins never came close to the Presley heights but not due to a lack of talent.
Perkins' version of "Blue Suede Shoes," which was written at Johnny Cash's suggestion and based on a mutual acquaintance, did well; but it didn't do all it could have.
Perkins started out as a Country singer, with some RandB leanings, playing the low pay honky-tonk circuit in Tennessee and Mississippi, thinking he was the only one doing what he was doing.
www.rockintown.com /grill/perkins.html   (0 words)

  
 Training Measures
The Carl Perkins legislation requires that 75 percent of funds go toward program improvement and 25 percent be distributed among administration, corrections, leadership and equity.
Perkins’ requirements to serve special populations may have resulted in providing funds targeted toward special populations that might not otherwise be available.
To the extent that Perkins funds are linked to the provision of "matching" State funds or a "maintenance of effort" by the State, it is appropriate to assess whether the programs funded by the matching funds (not the Perkins funds) provide a positive return to the state in ultimate tax revenues or other measures.
www.state.co.us /gov_dir/wdc/pubs/TEsection_iv_perkins.htm   (0 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Original Sun Hits: Music: Carl Perkins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Perkins was born into a literally dirt-poor sharecropper family in 1932, in the midst of the Great Depression.
Perkins never became a giant commercial success but he nonetheless became a successful performer and a Rockabilly icon who was hailed by many younger Rock and Rollers (including the Beatles) as a true musical innovator.
Perkins is known as a guitar innovator, but he should be recognized also as a great rockabilly singer with a powerful, resonating voice.
www.amazon.ca /Original-Sun-Hits-Carl-Perkins/dp/B000003492   (2220 words)

  
 Rolling Stone : Carl Perkins: Biography
Perkins was first put to work at age six, and it was in the fields that he first heard gospel songs.
Perkins was at the height of his career when tragedy struck.
Although Perkins was back on the road in about a month, Jay never fully recovered and was later diagnosed with a brain tumor, from which he died in 1958.
www.rollingstone.com /artists/carlperkins/biography   (1030 words)

  
 The Legend Carl Perkins
Carl Lee Perkins was born near Tiptonville, Tennessee in 1932.
These events served to steal some of the thunder from Carl Perkins' rise, and Carl never quite recovered his momentum in the world of pop, although his place in music history was assured.
Carl Perkins was not only an international legend and entertainer, but locally he was a civic minded patron and founder of the Exchange Club - Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse.
www.rockabillytennessee.com /legend_carl_perkins.htm   (988 words)

  
 Carl Perkins : Oldies.com
Carl Perkins was one of the most renowned rockabilly artists recording for Sun Records in the 50s and the author of the classic song "Blue Suede Shoes".
As a child Perkins listened to the Grand Ole Opry on the radio, exposing him to CandW (or hillbilly) music, and he listened to the blues being sung by a fl sharecropper named John Westbrook across the field from where he worked.
After World War II the Perkins family relocated to Bemis, Tennessee, where he and his brothers picked cotton; by that time his father was unable to work due to a...
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 Career and Technical Programs: Carl Perkins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Elimination of the set-asides allowed a higher proportion of Perkins funds to pass to local districts.
Perkins III imposed requirements for state reporting to the U.S. Department of Education and potential rewards and consequences for states that can and cannot improve student performance, including the performance of special populations.
Language in both the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and Perkins III were intended to provide opportunities to integrate vocational education institutions into state and local workforce development and job training systems.
www.gc.maricopa.edu /OCC/index.cfm?date=Carl_Perkins   (226 words)

  
 Carl Perkins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Perkins could only watch as his friend, Elvis Presley, also had success with a cover version of "Blue Suede Shoes", which was a follow up to Elvis' first hit, "Heartbreak Hotel".
Perkins and his "friends" ended the session by singing his signature song, 30 years after its writing, which brought Perkins to tears.
Perkins' last album, ''Go Cat Go!'', was released in 1996, and featured new collaborations with many of the above artists, as well as Paul Simon, John Fogerty, Tom Petty, and Bono.It was released by the independent label Dinosaur Records distributed by BMG.
www.artistopia.com /carl-perkins   (975 words)

  
 Carl Perkins
Carl's first record for Sun, "Let the Juke Box Keep on Playing," and "Gone Gone Gone," was well received by record distributors who felt the singer and his group showed great promise.
While battles with throat cancer and other ailments have curtailed his work load in the '90s, Carl Perkins continues to write, record and perform, still grateful to be a part of the music business, while being totally secure that his place in the history books is assured.
The tall, broad- shouldered Perkins was among the founders of "rockabilly," a cross of rhythm-and-blues and country music that came out of Sun Records in Memphis in the mid 1950s.
www.vk.kiev.ua /rock/rockabilly/perkins/perkins.html   (4004 words)

  
 Carl Perkins - Biography - AOL Music
While some ill-informed revisionist writers of rock history would like to dismiss Carl Perkins as a rockabilly artist who became a one-hit wonder at the dawn of rock & roll's early years, a deeper look at his music and career reveals much more.
It was here at his first Sun audition that the structure of the Perkins Brothers Band changed forever.
Get Carl Perkins biography information, download, listen and watch Carl Perkins music, mp3's, song lyrics, music videos, Internet radio, live performances, concerts, and use the music search function to find information on other new and established recording artists.
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 Carl Perkins - Songs und Alben by Jamba Music
The Monotones Carl Perkins Chuck Berry The Skyliners...
Perkins schwört dem Alkohol ab und wird endlich in den Starhimmel gehoben.
Januar 1998 verliert Carl Perkins in seiner Heimatstadt Jackson den langen Kampf gegen den Krebs.
www.jamba.de /jcw/goto/music/artist/artistid-17511?afl=ref%3D269104%7Co%7C269104%3F%3F   (915 words)

  
 Carl Perkins - Hazard, KY - Perry County Concert (1959)
Carl Perkins' first big hit was Blue Suede Shoes.
Carl Perkins went home that night and wrote the song, "Blue Suede Shoes" on the only available paper which was the inside of a potato bag.
However, Carl Perkins was a very nice man. Being a caring person, I believe that the end results bothered him because we were young and inexperienced.
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