Talk:Carl Perkins

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i think, there should be a discography at least of his albums. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:40, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Wasn't Carl Perkins' single Blue_Suede_Shoes written in '55? The article for the song says so, and 1955_in_music mentions chart action on March 7.

No, it's '56. Hey, the Brown and Roach Quintet used to have a piano player named Carl Perkins. Does anyone know if this is the same guy?

No, it's not the same man. Someone needs to do an article on the pianist Carl Perkins. Played with Harold Land/Clifford Brown, etc.

Or at least something more than only the 1969 album and his last 1996 album. (talk) 01:54, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

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Living person?[edit]

Er, Perkins died in 1998. Living Persons means someone is still alive, doesn't it? Steve Pastor 00:50, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

I am removing the living person tag, since no one has come forward to agrue against doing so. Steve Pastor 21:17, 28 July 2007 (UTC)
Strange that someone would add it. You should have removed it immediately per WP:BOLD.--h i s s p a c e r e s e a r c h 21:05, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Recent "This part of the thing is awful!" edit[edit]

In fact, in my opinion, information about so and so and their friendship it is not suitable at all. I deleted it once, and it was reinstated by the same individual that had inserted it in the first place. I am not interested in edit wars, so I only removed (again) the most obvious out of place information. If you agreee that the information about being Perkins' friend is out of place, please delete it. I would agree with that edit. Steve Pastor 21:16, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

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After running head-on into the back of a pickup truck...

Head-on means head-to-head, i.e., you hit the front end of a car coming the other way with the front of your car. I propose changing this to,

After running into the back of a pickup truck...

--Tedd (talk) 02:29, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Head on as opposed to side swiping. It was a direct hit. Those words are verbatim from the book. Your proposed change would make it possible to interpret the collision as "he swerved at the last instant and hit the pickup with the right side of the car", etc. Although it's unlikely anyone would think that, why use imprecise language? Steve Pastor (talk) 16:03, 19 February 2009 (UTC)
How would one side-swipe the back of a pickup truck? It would have to be a somewhat implausible scenario such as the truck standing still and you crossing behind it at right angles and then swerving to avoid something else, thereby side-swiping the back of it. I agree that's possible, but it seems an unlikely scenario to pop into someone's head when they read the phrase "running into the back of."
I agree that the phrase "head-on" can refer to either "with the front of the vehicle" or "head-to-head." But the former usage was sufficiently obscure, to me, that I had to look it up to confirm that it was actually accepted usage. Can I get a sense from other editors whether or not they think "head-on" implies "head-to-head" or merely "with the front?" --Tedd (talk) 18:24, 28 March 2009 (UTC)
You are parsing "head-on" from the phrase "running head-on into the back of a pickup truck", thus making it harder to interpret the entire phrase. "They drove straight into the back of a pick up" would have the same meaning, however. I think you are the second person (unless you are the same person!) to bring this up, and even though the current wording seems perfectly clear to me, I would not object if you made the change. Steve Pastor (talk) 20:02, 28 March 2009 (UTC)
Yes, that's exactly what I'm doing. In attempting to parse the sentence I was unable to reconcile the adverbial phrase "head-on" with the adjectival-object phrase "the back of a pickup truck." To me, that's like "going straight down into the sky," which might make sense if you were in space, but doesn't fit any other context very well.
However, I did an informal survey of acquaintances and discovered that some people do interpret "head-on" to mean simply "with the front of" (which some dictionaries also recognize). Others, though, claimed never to have been exposed to that meaning, and were as confused by it as I was. I suspect it's a regional difference, much like "near hit" in the UK and "near miss" in the U.S. I think I will change it, though, because several people did comment that they would find it confusing, whereas I don't think anyone will find "straight into the back of" confusing. --Tedd (talk) 16:51, 10 April 2009 (UTC)
In the end I decided that all that was required was to remove the word head-on: "After running into the back of a pickup truck..." --Tedd (talk) 16:54, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Blue Suede Shoes[edit]

the wiki claims Perkins came up with the idea for Blue Suede Shoes himself, whereas in his autobiography 'Cash', Johnny Cash claims to have given Perkins the idea for the song. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Groundsfordivorce. (talkcontribs) 13:51, 7 May 2009 (UTC) From the Blue Suede Shoes article "Johnny Cash planted the seed for the song in the fall of 1955, while Perkins, Cash, Elvis Presley, and other Louisiana Hayride acts toured throughout Texas and the South. Cash told Perkins of a black airman whom he had met when serving in the military in Germany. He had referred to his military regulation air shoes as "blue suede shoes." Cash suggested that Carl write a song about the shoes. Carl replied, "I don't know anything about shoes. How can I write a song about shoes?" Steve Pastor (talk) 15:32, 7 May 2009 (UTC)