Carl Perkins Day!

Tennessee Governor Don Sundquist has declared Saturday, September 18, 1999 as “Carl Perkins Day” in Tennessee. Furthermore, President Clinton’s office has been requested to make it a national proclamation. Organizers of the upcoming International Rockabilly Hall of Fame in Perkins’ hometown of Jackson, Tenn., plan to hold their groundbreaking ceremony that same weekend. Invitations have been sent to such Perkins admirers as George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Johnny Cash and many others. Blue Suede Shoes optional.