this singer is Thomas Wayne (Perkins), brother of Johnny cash guitarist Luther Perkins.,.with Scotty Moore on guitar playing a Telecaster..!..judging by the Fender P Bass this is around 1958-1960 or so.
Thomas had a big hit with the song Tragedy around 1959 on The Phillips label out of Memphis….he died young in a car wreck in Memphis in 1971..
this has nothing to do with art, I just like the photo..
this is the great Carl Perkins…no kin to the above Thomas Wayne Perkins, in 1956 onstage.,..with his poor soon to be deceased brother Jay on rhythm and his other brother Clayton Perkins on the Bass…and Carl with a bad ass Les Paul Gold Top guitar..I got to talk with Carl about guitars and stuff and he said he really liked the weight and mass of the Les Paul and that it was really good for ‘getting a guy off of you’….around these parts , post WWII, guys loved to fight….especially after a few drinks…..fist fight or wrestle. And you think your gigs are tough to do.!
I eventually got to meet and hang with a lot of these guys later on, they were all super talented and so friendly..!..unlike douche bags like some ‘real famous’ english guys I’ve met..