Hello and farewell to cool rockabilly cat Carl Perkins

Carl Perkins attends the Country Music Christmas Spectacular to Benefit Love Is Feeding Everyone [LIFE] on December 9, 1989, at the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California. Earlier that summer the 57-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer earned a Nashville comeback by co-writing Wynonna and Naomi Judd’s No. 1 C&W single “Let Me Tell You About Love.” Two years later he provided Dolly Parton with the biographical “Silver and Gold,” the “Jolene” chanteuse’s penultimate Top 20 A-side. Photography by Ralph Dominguez / MediaPunch / Alamy