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Birthplace of Buddy Guy Lettsworth, Louisiana 70753

 
 
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By Cajun Scrambler, May 29, 2021
1. Birthplace of Buddy Guy Lettsworth, Louisiana 70753 Marker
Inscription.  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 by Pointe Coupee Parish Tourist Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music
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Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the Grammy Award Winners 🎶 series list.
 
Location. 30° 58.482′ N, 91° 47.851′ W. Marker is in Lettsworth, Louisiana, in Pointe Coupee Parish. Marker is on Louisiana Route 1, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is 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 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. White Hall Plantation House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); Battle Of Yellow Bayou (approx. 2.9 miles away); Buddy Guy (approx. 4.4 miles away); Birthplace of Buddy Guy Lettsworth, Louisiana 70752 (approx. 6.2 miles away); Sarto Old Iron Bridge (approx. 6.8 miles away); What is the Sarto Bridge? (approx. 6.8 miles away); A Historic Landmark (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lettsworth.
 
More about this marker. One of two identical markers (except zip code) on LA Highway 1 on the northern and southern most areas of Lettsworth.
 
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By Cajun Scrambler, May 29, 2021
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 30, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

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