Lettsworth in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Birthplace of Buddy Guy Lettsworth, Louisiana 70752
Buddy Guy was born July 30, 1936. in Lettsworth, Louisiana. He worked at LSU facilities services department before leaving to pursue a music career. On September 25, 1957 he boarded a train in New Orleans, Louisiana and arrived in Chicago to play the Blues. He is now an accomplished Louisiana music legend. Buddy Guy was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2003, by the 43rd President George Walker Bush. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 14, 2005: Louisiana Hall of Fame in 2008; and received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012. He has won 7 Grammy Awards: a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award: 37 W. C. Handy Awards, more than any other Blues musician: and a Billboard Century Award. He was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree from LSU for his distinguished music career and listed number 23 for Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists'. Buddy Guy was born to play the guitar and went from the "Outhouse to the White House."
Erected 2018 by Pointe Coupee Parish Tourism Commission.
Marker series. This marker Grammy Award Winners marker series.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 30° 55.998′ N, 91° 42.29′ W. Marker was in Lettsworth, Louisiana, in Pointe Coupee Parish. Marker was on State Highway 1 0.7 miles north of 971, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Lettsworth LA 70753, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and Cemetery (approx. 3.4 miles away); Old River (approx. 5.2 miles away); White Hall Plantation House (approx. 5.6 miles away); Buddy Guy (approx. 5.6 miles away); Three Rivers Confluence (approx. 6.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.4 miles away); Battle Of Yellow Bayou (approx. 9.1 miles away); Old Hickory (approx. 9.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lettsworth.
More about this marker. Marker same on both sides, except the inserted photograph.
Topics. This marker is included in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 25, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 25, 2018.