Elvis Presley is one of the best Rock n Roll artists of the 1950's. These are just a few of his songs from the 50's: "Heartbreak Hotel", "Hound Dog", "Don't Be Cruel", "All Shook Up", and "Jailhouse Rock". He was the "King of Rock n Roll" as most would say. Elvis created a whole new look and style from the clothes that he wore to way that he danced.
Carl Perkins' background was typical of the early Rockabilly star. From a family of poor Tennessee sharecroppers, Carl first played music on a cigar box guitar. He graduated to a second hand Gene Autry guitar and learned some blues off an African American field worker, John Westbrook, who Carl knew as "Uncle John." Legend has it that Carl re-tied his broken strings, which made sliding impossible, so he would bend to get his blue notes.