This edition spotlights a legendary singer/ songwriter/guitar stylist who’s known as the King of Rockabilly, as well as the Godfather of Rock & Roll. He’s Carl Perkins. This is a show that several of our “Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll” listeners have requested, and we’re thrilled to be presenting it.
We’ll spotlight all of Carl Perkins’ hit singles, along with the remakes of those songs that were charted by other singers. We’ll also cover his connections with Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, and especially, his life-long collaborations with Johnny Cash. Plus the Beatles.
Carl Perkins overcame multiple personal hardships to achieve his special place in music history. These included a major hit song he wrote for Johnny Cash that was inspired by Carl Perkins' recovery from alcoholism. It marked his comeback after the many years of failed record sales that followed his initial hits. Our resident Rockologist, Ken Deutsch, will tell that tale. And Radio Dave will have more of the greatest rock and roll stories on record.