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CULT CLASSIC: CARL PERKINS-ON TOP.

Cult Classic: Carl Perkins-On Top. By the time Carl Perkins signed to Sam Phillips’ Sun Records in 1954, he had already been a professional musician for eight years. His career began in 1946, when he was fourteen and still living in Tiptonville, Tennessee, where his parents worked as sharecroppers. Life was tough for Buck and …

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JOHNNY RIVERS-HELP ME RHONDA.

Johnny Rivers-Help Me Rhonda. Label: BGO Records.  By 1975, Johnny Rivers was approaching his thirty-third birthday, and had already spent nearly twenty years as a musician. His career began while he was still a student at Baton Rouge Magnet High School. That was where John Henry Ramistell had formed his first band, The Spades. They …

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CARL PERKINS-WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN’, KING OF ROCK, GREATEST HITS AND ON TOP.

Carl Perkins-Whole Lotta Shakin’, King Of Rock, Greatest Hits and On Top. Label: BGO Records. By the time Carl Perkins signed to Sam Phillips’ Sun Records in 1954, he had already been a professional musician for eight years. His career began in 1946, when Carl Perkins was fourteen, and still living in Tiptonville, Tennessee, where …

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