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Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis - 100% match to Carl Perkins

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Drama Country & Bluegrass Christian & Gospel R&B / Soul Soundtracks Music & Radio Musicals & The Arts
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29 September 1935, Ferriday, Louisiana, USA. The ‘Killer’ is the personification of 50s rock ‘n’ roll at its best. He is rowdy, raw, rebellious and uncompromising. The outrageous piano-pounder has a voice that exudes excitement and an aura of arrogance that becomes understandable after witnessing the seething hysteria and mass excitement at his concerts. Read more

Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis - 100% match to Carl Perkins

Genres: Comedy Television Drama Kids & Family Action & Adventure Movies & TV Music & Radio Pop / Rock Sports & Recreation Vocals Comedy Documentaries Movie Magazines Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
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Joseph Levitch, 16 March 1926, Newark, New Jersey, USA. Born into a showbusiness family, Lewis was intermittently on-stage from the age of five and in his mid-teens had become a professional comedian and mimic. In 1946 he teamed up with Dean Martin, for whom Lewis has expressed great admiration. Their double act clicked instantly and they were soon one of the hottest showbus Read more

Eddie Cochran

Eddie Cochran - 98% match to Carl Perkins

Genres: Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Comedy Music Videos & Concerts
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Edward Raymond Cochrane, 3 October 1938, Albert Lea, Minnesota, USA, d. 17 April 1960, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England. Recent information states he was raised in Minnisota, but without sight of the birth certificate, it is still possible he was born in Oklahoma City. Although Cochran’s career was brief, during which time he had only had one major hit in the USA and topp Read more

Gene Vincent - 97% match to Carl Perkins

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Music Magazines Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts
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Vincent Eugene Craddock, 11 February 1935, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, d. 12 October 1971, Newhall, California, USA. One of the original bad boys of rock ‘n’ roll, the self-destructive Vincent was involved in a motorcycle crash in July 1955 and his left leg was permanently damaged. Discharged from the US Navy, he began appearing on country music radio and came under th Read more

Bill Haley - 76% match to Carl Perkins

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Dance Holiday & Seasonal
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William John Clifton Haley, 6 July 1925, Highland Park, Michigan, USA, d. 9 February 1981, Harlingen, Texas, USA. Haley was one of the great pioneers of rock ‘n’ roll and was the first artist to take the new musical form to the world stage. His roots were in country music and he began his career as a yodelling cowboy. After playing in such country groups as the Dow Read more

Billy Lee Riley - 72% match to Carl Perkins

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass
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5 October 1933, Pocahontas, Arkansas, USA. One of the unsung members of the early Sun Records roster, Billy Lee Riley’s recordings for the label remain among the most uninhibited rock ‘n’ roll sides to be released during the mid- to late 50s. Read more

Fats Domino

Fats Domino - 60% match to Carl Perkins

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Jazz Blues Dance R&B / Soul Soundtracks
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Antoine Domino, 26 February 1928, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. From a large family, Domino learned piano from local musician Harrison Verrett who was also his brother-in-law. A factory worker after leaving school, Domino played in local clubs such as the Hideaway. It was there in 1949 that band leader Dave Bartholomew and Lew Chudd of Imperial Records heard him. His first re Read more

Wanda Jackson - 59% match to Carl Perkins

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Jazz Music & Radio
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Wanda Jean Jackson, 20 October 1937, Maud, Oklahoma, USA. Jackson started her career as one of the rawest of female rockabilly singers before going on to successful work in both country and gospel music. Her family moved to California when she was four, settling in the city of Bakersfield, but moved back to Oklahoma when she was 12. Jackson won a talent contest that led to h Read more

Warren Smith - 56% match to Carl Perkins

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry - 54% match to Carl Perkins

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Blues Easy Listening Comedy Musicals & The Arts Blues Soundtracks Television
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Charles Edward Anderson Berry, 18 October 1926, San Jose, California, USA (although Berry states that he was born in St. Louis, Missouri). A seminal figure in the evolution of rock ‘n’ roll, Chuck Berry’s influence as songwriter and guitarist is incalculable. His cogent songs captured adolescent life, yet the artist was 30 years old when he commenced recording Read more

Sonny Burgess - 54% match to Carl Perkins

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass
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Albert Burgess, 28 May 1931, Newport, Arkansas, USA. As a child Burgess earned the name ‘Sonny’ as a result of his father also being called Albert. Inspired by the Grand Ole Opry show transmitted over WSM’s airwaves, he set about learning to play a catalogue-purchased guitar. He joined his first country band while at high school, eventually moving from the rol Read more

Johnny Burnette - 52% match to Carl Perkins

Genres: Pop / Rock
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28 March 1934, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 1 August 1964, Clear Lake, California, USA. Having attended the same high school as Elvis Presley, Johnny moved into the rockabilly genre by forming a trio with his brother Dorsey Burnette on string bass and schoolfriend Paul Burlison (b. 4 February 1929, Brownsville, Tennessee, USA, d. 27 September 2003, Horn Lake, Mississippi, US Read more

Duane Eddy - 51% match to Carl Perkins

Genres: Pop / Rock Documentaries Action & Adventure Soundtracks
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26 April 1938, Corning, New York, USA. The legendary simple ‘twangy’ guitar sound of Duane Eddy has made him one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most famous instrumental artists. The sound was created after hearing Bill Justis’ famous ‘Raunchy’ (the song that George Harrison first learned to play). Together with producer Lee Hazlewood, Eddy co-wro Read more

Buddy Holly - 45% match to Carl Perkins

Genres: Pop / Rock Easy Listening Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Drama
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Charles Hardin Holley, 7 September 1936, Lubbock, Texas, USA, d. 3 February 1959, Clear Lake, Iowa, USA. Holly was one of the first major rock ‘n’ roll groundbreakers, and one of its most influential artists. He wrote his own songs, recorded with a self-contained guitar-bass-drums combo, experimented in the studio and even changed the image of what a rock singer co Read more

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