10 INCREDIBLE FACTS ABOUT CARL PERKINS
4. Carl Perkins has been inducted into many Halls of Fame including:
-The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
-The Rockabilly Hall of Fame
-The Memphis Music Hall of Fame
-Recipient of the Grammy Hall of Fame Award.
5. As a child, Perkins worked in the cotton fields in Tennessee with his brother, earning 50 cents a day.
6. Perkins was a member of the Lake County Fourth Grade Marching Band.
7. In his early career, he played the local circuit in a band with his brothers.
8. Carl Perkins auditioned for Sun Records in 1954, impressing Sam Phillips and signing to the label.
9. He often played shows alongside Elvis Presley.
10. On the day that Carl Perkins recorded rockabilly classic “Matchbox”, Elvis Presley visited Sun Records as well as Jerry lee Lewis and Johnny Cash where they all had an iconic jam session. They were later dubbed the Million Dollar Quartet.