Biography - A Short Wiki
Rockabilly musician who worked with Sun Records Studio and wrote “Blue Suede Shoes.”
He learned the guitar from a black farmhand named John Westbrook. He grew up listening to the Grand Ole Opry.
On his final album, which was released two years before he died, he sang with Bono, Paul Simon, and Tom Petty.
How did Carl Perkins die?
Carl Perkins' death was caused by laryngeal cancer.
Carl Perkins, the pioneering rockabilly singer, songwriter and guitarist who wrote ”Blue Suede Shoes,” died yesterday in Jackson, Tenn., where he lived. He was 65. He died of complications related to a recent series of strokes, said a family spokesman, Albert Hall.
|Cause of death||Laryngeal cancer|
|Age of death||65 years|
|Birthday||April 9, 1932|
|Death date||January 19, 1998|
|Place of death||Jackson-Madison County General Hospital|
|Place of burial||Ridgecrest Cemetery, Jackson, Tennessee, United States|
"That rockabilly sound wasn't as simple as I thought it was."Carl Perkins
"If it helped you get your music off the ground, I'm glad you done it."Carl Perkins
"After all those days in the cotton fields, the dreams came true on a gold record on a piece of wood. It's in my den where I can look at it every day. I wear it out lookin' at it."Carl Perkins
"If it weren't for the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song."Carl Perkins