Carl Perkins

1932 - 1998

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Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998) was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist who recorded 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". According to Charlie Daniels, "Carl Perkins' songs personified the rockabilly era, and Carl Perkins' sound personifies the rockabilly sound more so than anybody involved in it, because he never changed." Perkins's songs were recorded by artists (and friends) as influential as Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash and Eric Clapton which further established his place in the history of popular music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Perkins has received more than 1,899,704 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Carl Perkins is the 302nd most popular singer (up from 343rd in 2019), the 1,937th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,009th in 2019) and the 97th most popular American Singer.

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Among singers, Carl Perkins ranks 302 out of 3,541Before him are Glenn Hughes, Galina Vishnevskaya, Morten Harket, Victoria Beckham, Heino, and Elis Regina. After him are Edita Gruberová, Andy Williams, David Byron, Boy George, Ornella Vanoni, and Eric Adams.

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Among people born in 1932, Carl Perkins ranks 106Before him are Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, Corry Brokken, Meir Kahane, Charly Gaul, Guillermo Mordillo, and Paolo Villaggio. After him are Branko Lustig, Delphine Seyrig, Nikolai Kardashev, Aharon Appelfeld, Wojciech Kilar, and Manuel Puig. Among people deceased in 1998, Carl Perkins ranks 63Before him are Haxhi Lleshi, Benjamin Spock, Clara Rockmore, Kenichi Fukui, Marie-Louise von Franz, and Remo Giazotto. After him are Zlatko Čajkovski, Don Taylor, George H. Hitchings, Martin Rodbell, Ted Hughes, and Kurt Franz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Carl Perkins ranks 1,937 out of 15,968Before him are Gordon Scott (1926), Abner Doubleday (1819), Robert Gallo (1937), Mark Margolis (1939), Vesto Slipher (1875), and Robin Tunney (1972). After him are Joseph Kittinger (1928), Paul Greengard (1925), Anna Nicole Smith (1967), Jerry Orbach (1935), Liv Tyler (1977), and James Dwight Dana (1813).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Carl Perkins ranks 97Before him are Selena Gomez (1992), Anastacia (1968), Beyoncé (1981), Selena (1971), Cab Calloway (1907), and Katy Perry (1984). After him are Andy Williams (1927), Eric Adams (1952), Mahalia Jackson (1911), Justin Timberlake (1981), Perry Como (1912), and Ariana Grande (1993).