April 9 Birthday: Carl Perkins, SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL: THE FOUNDERS OF ROCK & ROLL

Carl Perkins, musician
Apr. 9, 1932-Jan. 19,1998

Shake, Rattle and Roll: The Founders of Rock & Roll by Holly George-Warren, illustrated by Laura Levine (Houghton Mifflin, 2001)

The man who wrote Blue Suede Shoes was from rural Tennessee. A talented singer and songwriter, Perkins sure knew how to shake things up.

Perkins, a 1987 inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is featured on a page at RockHall.com.

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