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Carl Perkins

1932 - 1998

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Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998) was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. A rockabilly great and pioneer of rock and roll, he began his recording career at the Sun Studio, in Memphis, beginning in 1954. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Perkins has received more than 2,303,795 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia. Carl Perkins is the 394th most popular singer (down from 301st in 2019), the 2,433rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,936th in 2019) and the 126th most popular American Singer.

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  • 55.69

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  • 36

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.47

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.26

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Carl Perkins ranks 394 out of 3,528Before him are Tracy Chapman, Frankie Valli, Mariya Takeuchi, Cecilia Bartoli, Lisa Marie Presley, and Pinetop Perkins. After him are Mory Kanté, Neda Ukraden, Ahmet Kaya, Kirsten Flagstad, Lepa Brena, and Zeynab Khanlarova.

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Among people born in 1932, Carl Perkins ranks 123Before him are Meir Kahane, Renato Martino, Ieng Thirith, Kurt Diemberger, Benigno Aquino Jr., and Guillermo Mordillo. After him are Bronius Kutavičius, Branko Lustig, Robert Benton, Isao Tomita, Orlando Letelier, and Piper Laurie. Among people deceased in 1998, Carl Perkins ranks 77Before him are László Szabó, Adem Jashari, George Wallace, Shotaro Ishinomori, Kunitaka Sueoka, and Don Taylor. After him are J. T. Walsh, Maureen O'Sullivan, Joan Hickson, Ramón Sampedro, Gulzarilal Nanda, and Sōsuke Uno.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Carl Perkins ranks 2,433 out of 18,182Before him are Vesto Slipher (1875), William H. Seward (1801), Clarissa Pinkola Estés (1945), Craig Venter (1946), Melissa Leo (1960), and George Reeves (1914). After him are Elijah Wood (1981), Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. (1886), Terry Crews (1968), Sofia Coppola (1971), Joseph Kittinger (1928), and Leo Ryan (1925).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Carl Perkins ranks 126Before him are Karen Carpenter (1950), Randy Newman (1943), Tracy Chapman (1964), Frankie Valli (1934), Lisa Marie Presley (1968), and Pinetop Perkins (1913). After him are Percy Sledge (1941), Chubby Checker (1941), Ariana Grande (1993), Lana Del Rey (1985), Taylor Swift (1989), and Don McLean (1945).