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Carl Perkins

Biography

An excellent bop-oriented pianist who overcame a somewhat crippled left hands (because of polio), Carl Perkins was a sufferer of his medication problems, loss of life when he was simply 29. After stints with Tiny Bradshaw and Big Jay McNeely, he became a fixture for the Western Coastline. Perkins was with Oscar Moore’s trio (1953-1954) and briefly used an early edition of the Utmost Roach-Clifford Dark brown quintet (1954), but can be best-known for his association with Curtis Counce (1956-1958). Perkins, who made up one jazz regular (“Grooveyard”), documented with Counce, Chet Baker, Jim Hall, Artwork Pepper, so when a innovator for Savoy (1949), Dootone (1956), and Pacific Jazz (1957), but didn’t live long plenty of to understand his potential.

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Full Name Carl Perkins
Died January 19, 1998, Jackson, Tennessee, United States
Profession Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter
Education University of Louisville School of Law
Nationality American
Spouse Valda Crider
Children Stan Perkins, Steve Perkins, Greg Perkins, Debbie Perkins
Parents Louise Perkins, Buck Perkins
Siblings Jay Perkins
Awards Grammy Hall of Fame, Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album, Academy of Country Music Awards Career Achievement Award
Music Groups The Tennessee Three
Music Songs Blue Suede Shoes, Matchbox, Honey Don't, Boppin' the Blues, Dixie Fried, Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby, Your True Love, Movie Magg, Put Your Cat Clothes On, Sure to Fall in Love With You, Glad All Over, My Old Friend, I'll Fly Away, Gone, Gone, Gone, Class of '55, Lend Me Your Comb, Birth Of Rock & Roll, Rockabilly Music, Pink Pedal Pushers, Pop Let Me Have The Car, Too Much Monkey Business, I Saw the Light, That's Right, The Fool I Used to Be, Born to Boogie, Country Boy's Dream, That Don't Move Me, Rockin' Record Hop, Cotton Top, You Can't Make Love To Somebody, I'm Sorry I'm Not Sorry, Born To Rock
Albums Go Cat Go!, Class of '55, The Survivors Live, Carl Perkins Live! (Silver Eagle Cross Country Music Show Presents), Introducing Carl Perkins, Dixie Friend, Carl Perkins Memorial, Carl Perkins, 30 Great Hits, Lonely Street, American Legend, VOL.1, I've Got My Eyes On You, American Legend, VOL.3, Born To Boogie, The Fabulous Carl Perkins Vol. 2, Boppin' the Blues (Collector Sound), Rock 'N' Roll Legend: Carl Perkins, Tennessee, American Legend, VOL.2, Treasures, The Rockabilly Years, The Sun Years, Carl Rocks, Dance Album of Carl Perkins, The Best of Carl Perkins, An American Rockabilly, The Classic Carl Perkins, Original Golden Hits, Rockabilly King, Carl Perkins - The Complete Sun Singles, Up Through The Years 1954-1957, Rockabilly Era (Original Recordings), Best of Carl Perkins (Blue Suede Shoes), Greatest Hits - Finest Performances, Boppin' & Rockin', Pointed Toe Shoes, Carl Perkins - A Portrait, Boppin' & Rockin' - The Singles As & Bs 1955-1959, My Best Songs - Carl Perkins, Tous les tubes, Perkins' Wiggle, Music for Magic Moments (Remastered), I Invinted Rock N´roll, Whole Lotta Goin' On, The Very Best of Carl Perkins: Blues Suede Shoes (Rock'n Roll Hits), Easily Stop Time, Highway Of Love, Mr. Rockabilly, Only The Best, Disco De Oro - Carl Perkins, Ultimate Hits
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Country Music Association Award for Song of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Video of the Year
Movies Music for Montserrat, Carl Perkins and Friends, Into the Night, Johnny Cash: Live in Denmark: 1971, Jamboree


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet 1957-1958 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Ranch Party 1958 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Jamboree! 1957 performer: "I'm Glad All Over"
Date with the Angels 1957 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Gisele MacKenzie Show 1957 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Texaco Star Theatre 1956 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Stage Show 1956 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Blue Line Station 2016 "Girl from the North Country"
Lip Sync Battle Philippines 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tvoje tvár má známý hlas 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hawaii Five-0 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pawn Sacrifice 2014 performer: "Matchbox" / writer: "Matchbox"
Perfect Sisters 2014 writer: "Honey Don't"
Dancing with the Stars 2006-2014 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles 2014 TV Special writer: "Matchbox"
Good Ol' Freda 2013 Documentary performer: "Honey Don't" / writer: "Honey Don't"
Mulatschag 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Vegas TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Rage 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
True Blood TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Dancing with the Stars 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Battleship 2012 writer: "Blue Suede Shoes" - as Carl Lee Perkins
When Rock Goes Acoustic 2011 TV Movie documentary writer: "Blue Suede Shoes" - uncredited
So You Think You Can Dance Canada 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hollywood to Dollywood 2011 Documentary writer: "Family"
The Roaring 20s: Mick Jagger's Glory Years 2011 Video documentary writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
So You Think You Can Dance 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Bachelor 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rock Suomi 2010 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mafia II 2010 Video Game lyrics: "BLUE SUEDE SHOES" - uncredited / performer: "BLUE SUEDE SHOES" - uncredited / writer: "BLUE SUEDE SHOES" - uncredited
The 64th Annual Tony Awards 2010 TV Special writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Formula 1: BBC Sport 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Idol 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Por Toda Minha Vida 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Queens of Country 2009 Video writer: "So Wrong"
The Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice 2008 Documentary performer: "Poor Boy Blues" / writer: "Rock-A-Billy Fever", "Poor Boy Blues"
Strange Wilderness 2008 performer: "Go Cat Go" / writer: "Go Cat Go"
Elvis: #1 Hit Performances 2007 Video writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
California Dreamin' 2007 writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Esti showder 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Elvis - Up Close and Personal 2007 Video documentary writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Jukebox Rock 'n' Roll Vol. 1 2007 Video writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Elvis Presley: Love Me Tender 2006 Video writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Today's Country Music 2006 Video performer: "Matchbox" / writer: "Matchbox"
Elvis: Broadcasting Live 2006 Video writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Kupetzky 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols! 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Australian Idol 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Tribute to the King 2005 Video documentary writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Canadian Idol 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Six Feet Under 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Elvis by the Presleys 2005 TV Movie documentary writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Madman Muntz: American Maverick 2005 Documentary lyrics: "Blue Suede Shoes" / music: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Watzmann Live 2005 Video music: "G'nagelte Schuach"
Cold Case 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
I apolyti stigmi 2004 Short writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Smallville 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Big Empty 2003 writer: "GO CAT GO"
The Milton Berle Show: The Lost Elvis 2003 Video writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Back in the U.S. 2002 TV Special documentary writer: "Matchbox"
The Definitive Elvis: Elvis and Priscilla 2002 Video documentary writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
The Definitive Elvis: The Hollywood Years - Part I: 1956-1961 2002 Video documentary writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Elvis Presley: His Early Performances 2002 Video documentary writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
American Masters TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001
TV total 2001 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Classic Albums: Elvis Presley 2001 Video documentary writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) 2000 TV Movie documentary writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Black Sabbath: The Best of MusikLaden Live 1999 Video short writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Man on the Moon 1999 writer: "Blue Suede Shoes" 1956 - as Carl Lee Perkins
Liberty Heights 1999 performer: "Honey Don't" / writer: "Honey Don't"
Finding Graceland 1998 performer: "Restless" / writer: "Restless"
The Round Tower 1998 TV Series performer: "Blue Suede Shoes" - uncredited / writer: "Blue Suede Shoes" - uncredited
Tohuwabohu 1998 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Last of the High Kings 1996 writer: "Blue Suede shoes"
De Zeemeerman 1996 writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Flirting with Disaster 1996 performer: "Lend Me Your Comb"
The Beatles Anthology 1995 TV Mini-Series documentary writer: "Everbody's Trying to Be My Baby"
Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge 1995 TV Movie "LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT LOVE"
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1994 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Florida Lady 1994 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Beverly Hillbillies 1993 writer: "HONEY DON'T"
Lipstick on Your Collar TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode, 1993 writer - 1 episode, 1993
Marienhof 1992 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Après l'amour 1992 writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Der Watzmann ruft 1992 TV Movie music: "G'nagelte Schuach"
Memphis 1992 TV Movie performer: "BOPPIN' THE BLUES" / writer: "BOPPIN' THE BLUES"
The Prince of Tides 1991 performer: "Honey Don't" / writer: "Honey Don't"
The Oprah Winfrey Show 1991 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Night Court 1990 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Elvis: The Great Performances - Center Stage, Volume One 1990 Video writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Heart of Dixie 1989 writer: "Blue Suede Shoes" - as Carl Lee Perkins
Coming Home: A Rockin' Reunion 1989 TV Movie performer: "Big Train from Memphis" / writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Great Balls of Fire! 1989 performer: "Honey Don't" / writer: "Honey Don't"
Pink Cadillac 1989 writer: "Blue Suede Shoes" - as Carl Lee Perkins
New York Stories 1989 writer: "Blue Suede Shoes" - as Carl Lee Perkins
Salsa 1988 writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Tokyo Pop 1988 writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Webster 1988 TV Series 1 episode
Dudes 1987 performer: "Blue Suede Shoes" / writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
The Pick-up Artist 1987 writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Rock Odyssey 1987 writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Elvis '56 1987 TV Movie documentary writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Macken 1986 TV Series music - 1 episode
Porky's Revenge 1985 performer: "Blue Suede Shoes" / writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Heaven Help Us 1985 writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
The Outsiders 1983 performer: "Lend Me Your Comb"
De weg 1983 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Diner 1982 performer: "Honey Don't" / writer: "Honey Don't"
This Is Elvis 1981 as Carl Lee Perkins, "Blue Suede Shoes"
American Pop 1981 writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
WKRP in Cincinnati TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1981 writer - 1 episode, 1981
Keiner hat das Pferd geküsst 1980 writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
The Story of Elvis Presley 1977 Documentary writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Saturday Night Live 1977 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Ernie Sigley Show 1974-1975 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Iltatähti 1974 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ted Hamilton and Johnny Farnham, Together Again for the Very First Time 1973 TV Movie writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
The Graham Kennedy Show 1973 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii 1973 TV Special documentary writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii - Rehearsal Concert 1973 TV Movie writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Johnny Cash i København 1971 TV Special documentary performer: "A Boy Named Sue", "Sunday Morning Coming Down", "Because You're Mine", "Blue Suede Shoes", "Matchbox", "Me And Bobby McGee", "Guess Things Happen That Way", "Folsom Prison Blues", "Darlin' Companion", "If I Were A Carpenter", "Help Me Make It Through The Night", "Man In Black", "A Song To Mama" presented as "Dear Mama", "No Need To Worry", "Rock Of Ages", "Children Go Where I Send Thee" / writer: "Because You're Mine", "Blue Suede Shoes", "Matchbox"
The Johnny Cash Show TV Series performer - 10 episodes, 1969 - 1971 writer - 6 episodes, 1969 - 1971
Elvis: That's the Way It Is 1970 Documentary writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Little Fauss and Big Halsy 1970 performer: "True Love Is Greater than Friendship" / writer: "Ballad of Little Fauss and Big Halsy", "True Love Is Greater than Friendship", "7:06 Union"
Elvis 1968 TV Special writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Top of the Pops 1966 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Beatles 1965-1966 TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Shindig! 1965 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
G.I. Blues 1960 writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Elvis: The Great Performances 2011 Video
Into the Night 1985 Mr. Williams
Jamboree! 1957 Carl Perkins

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Cooler 1982 Short

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
U2: Rattle and Hum 1988 Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Johnny Cash Live: Remember Me the Man in Black 2003 Video Himself
Johnny Cash: Half Mile a Day 2000 Video documentary Himself
In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Music for Montserrat 1997 TV Special documentary Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1997 TV Series Himself
CMT Presents: The King's Covers 1997 TV Movie documentary
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1996 TV Series Himself
Blue Suede Boots: Carl Perkins Rockwalk Induction 1996 Documentary Himself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
Elvis: The Tribute 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself - Performer
The Roots of Country: Nashville Celebrates the Ryman 1994 TV Special Himself
One on One with John Tesh 1992 TV Series Himself
The Judds Farewell Concert 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
25th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
Grand Ole Opry 65th Anniversary 1991 TV Special Himself
Golden Age of Rock'n'Roll 1991 TV Series documentary Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1986-1990 TV Series Himself
Later with Bob Costas 1989 TV Series Himself
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Himself
Cinemax Sessions 1988 TV Series Himself
Love Me Tender: A Tribute to the Music of Elvis Presley 1987 TV Movie Himself
The 28th Annual Grammy Awards 1986 TV Special Himself
Blue Suede Shoes 1985 TV Special Himself - Host
Elvis: Memories 1985 Video documentary Himself
SCTV Network 1982 TV Series Himself
Standing Room Only 1982 TV Series Himself
Nashville on the Road 1978-1981 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Nashville Remembers Elvis on His Birthday 1980 TV Movie documentary Himself
The South Bank Show 1978 TV Series documentary Himself
The Johnny Cash Christmas Special 1977 TV Movie Himself
The London Weekend Show 1977 TV Series Himself
All You Need Is Love 1977 TV Series documentary Himself
A Concert: Behind Prison Walls 1977 TV Movie documentary Himself (guitar, Johnny Cash's band) (uncredited)
Dinah! 1975 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1975 TV Series Himself - Singer / Songwriter
Johnny Cash i København 1971 TV Special documentary Himself - Performer
The Johnny Cash Show 1969-1971 TV Series Himself - Singer / Himself
The Kraft Music Hall 1969 TV Series Himself
This Is Tom Jones 1969 TV Series documentary Himself
Johnny Cash in San Quentin 1969 TV Movie documentary Himself - Musician (uncredited)
Johnny Cash! The Man, His World, His Music 1969 Documentary Himself
The Beat Room 1964 TV Series Himself
Ready, Steady, Go! 1964 TV Series Himself
Ranch Party 1958 TV Series Himself - Singer
New American Bandstand 1965 1957 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice 2008 Documentary Himself
Impact: Songs That Changed the World 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash: The Road Show 2006 Video documentary Himself
Today's Country Music 2006 Video Himself
American Masters 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Classic Albums: Elvis Presley 2001 Video documentary Himself
Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock'n'Roll 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Real Patsy Cline 1989 Video documentary Himself
Arena 1985 TV Series documentary Himself
Rock and Roll: The Early Days 1984 Video documentary Himself

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