Paul McCartney & Carl Perkins

As we celebrate 50 years of Beatlemania, it may be equally important to celebrate and recognize the American musicians who were a major influence on the “Fab Four.”

On October 20, 1978, I was lucky enough to spend a couple of hours with Rock and Roll Hall-of Famer, Carl Perkins. It turns out the Beatles inspired him as much as he inspired them.

A conversation with Carl Perkins from 1978

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“Honey Don’t” The Beatles

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At Carl Perkins’ funeral in 1998, George Harrison performed the Perkins’ classic, “Your True Love.”

“Your True Love” Carl Perkins, George Harrison, Dave Edmunds

Carl Perkins

Robert Parish

Robert Parish has more than three decades of experience as a writer, producer, director, editor, videographer and voiceover artist. During his career, Parish has won dozens of national awards for his scriptwriting and video production efforts.

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