Rockabilly Guitar Licks

Carl Perkins place in Rockabilly history.

Carl Perkins Rockabilly guitar licks.

Rockabilly Guitar Licks were made popular in the mid fifties by Carl Perkins when he blasted onto the scene with his #1 hit "Blue Suede Shoes."

Perkins, who died in 1998, was the composer of "Blue Suede Shoes" and other classics, as well as a highly influential guitar player, as you will see in this video.

Carl Perkins definitely owns a special place in Rockabilly Music history.

This classic Rockabilly show, featuring Perkins, along with Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Dave Edmunds, Slim Jim Phantom and others, was recorded live at London's Limehouse Studios in 1985 and features Harrison & Starr in their first reunion gig since the '70's.

But even with all this star power, it's Perkins's show all the way. Not only can the man still play, but he's clearly basking in all the attention...as is Harrison, whose rare live performances should be treasured all the more now that he's gone.

Classic Rockabilly guitar by Carl Perkins. 

Carl shows George how he created that Echo Sound at SUN Studios without any Reverb equipment. How he figured out a way to make his guitar sound like it did have reverb by tapping each note twice with his left hand.

Music historians should be excited and students everywhere should take notes and be enlightened with just the Rockabilly Guitar licks information on this video.

Watch closely as George stares in wonderment as Carl plays a little tribute to Les Paul.

Enjoy this Rockabilly guitar video with Carl playing "World is Waiting For the Sunrise"

This video demonstrates how deep Carl's influence was on so many players...most especially his good friend George Harrison.




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