Wikipedia : This day (January 19, 1998 ), in Jackson, Tennessee, died Carl Lee Perkins a.k.a. Carl Perkins, an American singer, songwriter who wrote among others ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ and ‘ Matchbox’.
@Rockabilly Hall of Fame : While some ill-informed revisionist writers of rock history would like to dismiss Carl Perkins as a rockabilly artist who became a one hit wonder at the dawn of rock & roll’s early years, a deeper look at his music and career reveals much more.
@allmusic : And within the framework of the best of his music is a strong sense of family and roots, all of which trace straight back to his humble beginnings.
@last.fm : Perkins had a long association with musical collaborator Johnny Cash, and was a an influence on numerous artists including The Beatles, and the Rolling Stones.
Audio : Blue Suede Shoes . Matchbox . Honey Don’t . Boppin’ the Blues . Put Your Cat Clothes On . Dixie Fried . Movie Magg . Your True Love . Everybody’s Trying to Be My Baby . All Mama’s Children .
Video : Blue Suede Shoes (Perry Como Show, 1956) . Matchbox (1957) . Y.O.U. (1959) . Folsom Prison Blues (w/ Johnny Cash) . Matchbox (w/ Eric Clapton, & Johnny Cash, 1970) . Mean Woman Blues/Blue Suede (w/ Jerry Lee Lewis) . Me And Jesus (Beat-Club @ Radio Bremen, 1972= . Medley (w/ Johnny Cash, 1974) . Standing In The Need of Love (Wembley Country Music Festival, 1977) . Kaw-Liga (Zürich, 1978) . Blue Suede Shoes (w/ Jerry Lee Lewis, 1979) . Honey Don’t (Paris, 1981) . Boppin’ The Blues (w/ Blasters, 1982) . Medley (w/ Dave Edmunds, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Roseanne Cash, Ringo Starr, Capitol Theatre, 1985) . Birth of Rock-N-Roll (1986) . Blue Suede Shoes (w/ Keith Richards, BB King, etc. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, 1987) . Honey Don’t / That’s Alright Mama (w/ George Harrison, Shepperton Studios in Surrey UK, 1988) . On Letterman (1990) . My Old Friend (w/ Paul McCartney, 1993) . Matchbox (w/ Bob Dylan, 1994) . Finger picking (CWMPC,1996) . Blue Suede Shoes (w/ Dave Edmunds, Leno, 1997) .