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Carl Perkins

Biography

Rockabilly musician who caused Sun Records Studio room and wrote “Blue Suede Sneakers.” He discovered your guitar from a dark farmhand called John Westbrook. He was raised hearing the Grand Ole Opry. On his last album, that was released 2 yrs before he passed away, he sang with Bono, Paul Simon, and Tom Petty. He wedded Valda Crider in 1953. He previously three sons called Stan, Greg, and Steve, along with a girl, Debbie. Elvis Presley famously protected his hit music, “Blue Suede Sneakers.”

Quick Facts


Full Name Carl Perkins
Date Of Birth April 9, 1932
Died January 19, 1998, Jackson, Tennessee, United States
Place Of Birth Tiptonville, TN
Profession Guitarist
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
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 & Harriet1957-1958TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Ranch Party1958TV Series performer - 1 episode
Jamboree!1957performer: "I'm Glad All Over"
Date with the Angels1957TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Gisele MacKenzie Show1957TV Series writer - 1 episode
Texaco Star Theatre1956TV Series writer - 1 episode
Stage Show1956TV Series writer - 1 episode
Blue Line Station2016"Girl from the North Country"
Lip Sync Battle Philippines2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tvoje tvár má známý hlas2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hawaii Five-02015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pawn Sacrifice2014performer: "Matchbox" / writer: "Matchbox"
Perfect Sisters2014writer: "Honey Don't"
Dancing with the Stars2006-2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles2014TV Special writer: "Matchbox"
Good Ol' Freda2013Documentary performer: "Honey Don't" / writer: "Honey Don't"
Mulatschag2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
VegasTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Rage2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
True BloodTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Dancing with the Stars2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Battleship2012writer: "Blue Suede Shoes" - as Carl Lee Perkins
When Rock Goes Acoustic2011TV Movie documentary writer: "Blue Suede Shoes" - uncredited
So You Think You Can Dance Canada2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hollywood to Dollywood2011Documentary writer: "Family"
The Roaring 20s: Mick Jagger's Glory Years2011Video documentary writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
So You Think You Can Dance2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Bachelor2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rock Suomi2010TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mafia II2010Video Game lyrics: "BLUE SUEDE SHOES" - uncredited / performer: "BLUE SUEDE SHOES" - uncredited / writer: "BLUE SUEDE SHOES" - uncredited
The 64th Annual Tony Awards2010TV Special writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Formula 1: BBC Sport2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Idol2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Por Toda Minha Vida2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Queens of Country2009Video writer: "So Wrong"
The Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice2008Documentary performer: "Poor Boy Blues" / writer: "Rock-A-Billy Fever", "Poor Boy Blues"
Strange Wilderness2008performer: "Go Cat Go" / writer: "Go Cat Go"
Elvis: #1 Hit Performances2007Video writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
California Dreamin'2007writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Esti showder2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Elvis - Up Close and Personal2007Video documentary writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Jukebox Rock 'n' Roll Vol. 12007Video writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Elvis Presley: Love Me Tender2006Video writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Today's Country Music2006Video performer: "Matchbox" / writer: "Matchbox"
Elvis: Broadcasting Live2006Video writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Kupetzky2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols!2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Australian Idol2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Tribute to the King2005Video documentary writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Canadian Idol2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Six Feet Under2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Elvis by the Presleys2005TV Movie documentary writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Madman Muntz: American Maverick2005Documentary lyrics: "Blue Suede Shoes" / music: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Watzmann Live2005Video music: "G'nagelte Schuach"
Cold Case2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
I apolyti stigmi2004Short writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Smallville2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Big Empty2003writer: "GO CAT GO"
The Milton Berle Show: The Lost Elvis2003Video writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Back in the U.S.2002TV Special documentary writer: "Matchbox"
The Definitive Elvis: Elvis and Priscilla2002Video documentary writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
The Definitive Elvis: The Hollywood Years - Part I: 1956-19612002Video documentary writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Elvis Presley: His Early Performances2002Video documentary writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
American MastersTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001
TV total2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Classic Albums: Elvis Presley2001Video documentary writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970)2000TV Movie documentary writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Black Sabbath: The Best of MusikLaden Live1999Video short writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Man on the Moon1999writer: "Blue Suede Shoes" 1956 - as Carl Lee Perkins
Liberty Heights1999performer: "Honey Don't" / writer: "Honey Don't"
Finding Graceland1998performer: "Restless" / writer: "Restless"
The Round Tower1998TV Series performer: "Blue Suede Shoes" - uncredited / writer: "Blue Suede Shoes" - uncredited
Tohuwabohu1998TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Last of the High Kings1996writer: "Blue Suede shoes"
De Zeemeerman1996writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Flirting with Disaster1996performer: "Lend Me Your Comb"
The Beatles Anthology1995TV Mini-Series documentary writer: "Everbody's Trying to Be My Baby"
Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge1995TV Movie "LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT LOVE"
Mystery Science Theater 30001994TV Series writer - 1 episode
Florida Lady1994TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Beverly Hillbillies1993writer: "HONEY DON'T"
Lipstick on Your CollarTV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode, 1993 writer - 1 episode, 1993
Marienhof1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
Après l'amour1992writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Der Watzmann ruft1992TV Movie music: "G'nagelte Schuach"
Memphis1992TV Movie performer: "BOPPIN' THE BLUES" / writer: "BOPPIN' THE BLUES"
The Prince of Tides1991performer: "Honey Don't" / writer: "Honey Don't"
The Oprah Winfrey Show1991TV Series writer - 1 episode
Night Court1990TV Series writer - 1 episode
Elvis: The Great Performances - Center Stage, Volume One1990Video writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Heart of Dixie1989writer: "Blue Suede Shoes" - as Carl Lee Perkins
Coming Home: A Rockin' Reunion1989TV Movie performer: "Big Train from Memphis" / writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Great Balls of Fire!1989performer: "Honey Don't" / writer: "Honey Don't"
Pink Cadillac1989writer: "Blue Suede Shoes" - as Carl Lee Perkins
New York Stories1989writer: "Blue Suede Shoes" - as Carl Lee Perkins
Salsa1988writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Tokyo Pop1988writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Webster1988TV Series 1 episode
Dudes1987performer: "Blue Suede Shoes" / writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
The Pick-up Artist1987writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Rock Odyssey1987writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Elvis '561987TV Movie documentary writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Macken1986TV Series music - 1 episode
Porky's Revenge1985performer: "Blue Suede Shoes" / writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Heaven Help Us1985writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
The Outsiders1983performer: "Lend Me Your Comb"
De weg1983TV Series writer - 1 episode
Diner1982performer: "Honey Don't" / writer: "Honey Don't"
This Is Elvis1981as Carl Lee Perkins, "Blue Suede Shoes"
American Pop1981writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
WKRP in CincinnatiTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1981 writer - 1 episode, 1981
Keiner hat das Pferd geküsst1980writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
The Story of Elvis Presley1977Documentary writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Saturday Night Live1977TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Ernie Sigley Show1974-1975TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Iltatähti1974TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ted Hamilton and Johnny Farnham, Together Again for the Very First Time1973TV Movie writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
The Graham Kennedy Show1973TV Series writer - 1 episode
Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii1973TV Special documentary writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii - Rehearsal Concert1973TV Movie writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Johnny Cash i København1971TV 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 ShowTV Series performer - 10 episodes, 1969 - 1971 writer - 6 episodes, 1969 - 1971
Elvis: That's the Way It Is1970Documentary writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Little Fauss and Big Halsy1970performer: "True Love Is Greater than Friendship" / writer: "Ballad of Little Fauss and Big Halsy", "True Love Is Greater than Friendship", "7:06 Union"
Elvis1968TV Special writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"
Top of the Pops1966TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Beatles1965-1966TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Shindig!1965TV Series writer - 2 episodes
G.I. Blues1960writer: "Blue Suede Shoes"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Elvis: The Great Performances2011Video
Into the Night1985Mr. Williams
Jamboree!1957Carl Perkins

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Cooler1982Short

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
U2: Rattle and Hum1988Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Johnny Cash Live: Remember Me the Man in Black2003VideoHimself
Johnny Cash: Half Mile a Day2000Video documentaryHimself
In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Music for Montserrat1997TV Special documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1997TV SeriesHimself
CMT Presents: The King's Covers1997TV Movie documentary
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996TV SeriesHimself
Blue Suede Boots: Carl Perkins Rockwalk Induction1996DocumentaryHimself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Elvis: The Tribute1994TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer
The Roots of Country: Nashville Celebrates the Ryman1994TV SpecialHimself
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHimself
The Judds Farewell Concert1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
25th Annual Country Music Association Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
Grand Ole Opry 65th Anniversary1991TV SpecialHimself
Golden Age of Rock'n'Roll1991TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1986-1990TV SeriesHimself
Later with Bob Costas1989TV SeriesHimself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Cinemax Sessions1988TV SeriesHimself
Love Me Tender: A Tribute to the Music of Elvis Presley1987TV MovieHimself
The 28th Annual Grammy Awards1986TV SpecialHimself
Blue Suede Shoes1985TV SpecialHimself - Host
Elvis: Memories1985Video documentaryHimself
SCTV Network1982TV SeriesHimself
Standing Room Only1982TV SeriesHimself
Nashville on the Road1978-1981TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Nashville Remembers Elvis on His Birthday1980TV Movie documentaryHimself
The South Bank Show1978TV Series documentaryHimself
The Johnny Cash Christmas Special1977TV MovieHimself
The London Weekend Show1977TV SeriesHimself
All You Need Is Love1977TV Series documentaryHimself
A Concert: Behind Prison Walls1977TV Movie documentaryHimself (guitar, Johnny Cash's band) (uncredited)
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1975TV SeriesHimself - Singer / Songwriter
Johnny Cash i København1971TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
The Johnny Cash Show1969-1971TV SeriesHimself - Singer / Himself
The Kraft Music Hall1969TV SeriesHimself
This Is Tom Jones1969TV Series documentaryHimself
Johnny Cash in San Quentin1969TV Movie documentaryHimself - Musician (uncredited)
Johnny Cash! The Man, His World, His Music1969DocumentaryHimself
The Beat Room1964TV SeriesHimself
Ready, Steady, Go!1964TV SeriesHimself
Ranch Party1958TV SeriesHimself - Singer
New American Bandstand 19651957TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice2008DocumentaryHimself
Impact: Songs That Changed the World2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash: The Road Show2006Video documentaryHimself
Today's Country Music2006VideoHimself
American Masters2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Classic Albums: Elvis Presley2001Video documentaryHimself
Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock'n'Roll2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Real Patsy Cline1989Video documentaryHimself
Arena1985TV Series documentaryHimself
Rock and Roll: The Early Days1984Video documentaryHimself

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