0265 Tennessee – Carl Perkins (1956)

Carl Perkins.

Carl Perkins.

Tennessee was first released in 1956 and was later released in 1957 on the album Dance Album Of Carl Perkins. Oddly, the lead vocals were sung by Carl Perkins’ brother Jay. Dance Album Of Carl Perkins was one of John Lennon’s favourite albums. George Harrison was also a big fan of Carl Perkins and he changed his name to Carl Harrison when The Beatles backed Johnny Gentle on his Scottish tour in 1960.The Beatles performed Tennessee during the Let It Be sessions in 1969.