In Memory of Carl Perkins

"Hello, my name is Carl Perkins.  I am a sharecropper's son.  I work very hard for what I have to eat, and a place to stay warm in the winter.  My favorite fruit is the orange, although I don't get very many oranges.   I love my Mama and Daddy, and my two brothers, Jay and Clayton.  And I don't want to grow up to be a man like Hitler.  Someday I want to be a big radio star.   Thank you." Carl Perkins

(written by Carl Perkins as an elementary student)


           funeral.jpg (14754 bytes) His body of work had an impact on everyone from the Beatles to Bob Dylan.

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Well it's one for the money,
two for the show, three to get ready now go cat go but don't you step on my Blue Suede Shoes.

You can do anything, but stay off of my Blue Suede Shoes!

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(one of the most famous sets of lyrics in the early history of rock'n roll)

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               Carl Perkins 1932-1998

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