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Carl Perkins

Michael Lydon, Rolling Stone, 7 December 1968

"IF IT WEREN'T FOR the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song," said Carl Perkins with a comic dolefulness. He had just put down his well-thumbed copy of The Power of Positive Thinking and was staring out at the brown miles of West Texas prairie that slipped by the mobile home bus.

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