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Carl Perkins

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The Resume

    (April 9, 1932-January 19, 1998)
    Recorded 'Blue Suede Shoes,' 'Honey Don't,' 'Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby,' 'Dixie Fried,' 'Matchbox.' and 'Lend Me Your Comb'
    Career was derailed by a near-fatal auto accident (March 22, 1956)
    Wrote the #1 country hits 'Daddy Sang Bass' for Johnny Cash (1968) and 'Let Me Tell You About Love for the Judds (1989)
    Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1987)

Why he might be annoying:

    He is technically a one-hit wonder.
    His one hit, 'Blue Suede Shoes,' ended up being identified with Elvis Presley.
    He was an alcoholic for ten years.

Why he might not be annoying:

    'Blue Suede Shoes' was rock's first across-the-board hit, making the top five of Billboard's Pop, Country and Rhythm and Blues charts simultaneously.
    The Beatles recorded three of his songs.
    George Harrison and Eric Clapton both cited Perkins as an influence on their guitar playing.
    He was married to Valda Crider for 45 years.

Credit: C. Fishel

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 8 Votes: 12.50% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 12 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 3 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 6 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 10 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 11 Votes: 36.36% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 18 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 51 Votes: 74.51% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 8 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 17 Votes: 35.29% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 28 Votes: 53.57% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 32 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 102 Votes: 48.04% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 53 Votes: 54.72% Annoying