Carl Perkins

Carl Perkins

American rockabilly musician
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Carl Perkins

Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998) was an American singer-songwriter who recorded most notably at the Sun Studio, in Memphis, beginning in 1954. Amongst his best-known songs are "Blue Suede Shoes", "Matchbox" and "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby".

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Full name at birth
Carl Lee Perkins
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Claim to fame
Wrote Blue Suede Shoes
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Date of birth
9 April 1932
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Place of birth
Tiptonville, Lake County, Tennessee, USA
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Date of death
19 January 1998
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65 (age at death)
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Jackson, Tennessee, USA
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Cause of death
Throat cancer
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Musician
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