Jackson in Madison County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Carl Lee Perkins
Called the "Rockabilly King" and a "Rock 'n' Roll architect", singer-songwriter Carl Perkins was born in Lake County on April 9, 1932. In 1955, he wrote and recorded the celebrated rock 'n' roll classic, "Blue Suede Shoes." A powerful artist, he influenced numerous popular musicians including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Wynonna Judd and Garth Brooks. Perkins was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of fame in 1987. He was entombed in the mausoleum at Ridgecrest Cemetery after his death on Jan. 19, 1998.
A strong advocate for the prevention of child abuse, Carl Perkins worked with the Jackson Exchange Club to establish the first center for the prevention of child abuse in Tennessee and the fourth in the nation. Proceeds from a concert planned by Perkins were combined with a grant from the National Exchange Club to establish the Exchange Club/Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse in October 1981. For years its annual Circle of Hope Telethon generated one quarter of the center's annual operating budget.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4D 54.)
Location. 35° Touch for map. South on US 45 Bypass, right onto Carriage House Drive and turn right, make a left turn on to Casey Jones Lane. Drive to village on left, and enter the parking lot and drive to the back of lot looking for "Old Town." Marker in in front of store. Marker is at or near this postal address: Casey Jones Village, Casey Jones Lane, Jackson TN 38305, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Home of Casey Jones (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory Of Merry Boy (approx. 1.6 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 2 miles away); Port Jackson (approx. 2.9 miles away but has been reported missing); Campbell's Levee Bridge (approx. 2.9 miles away); Lambuth College (approx. 3 miles away); Merry High School (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
More about this marker. The last location of this marker was at Suede on Highland Lat. 35.665015N, Long -88.829062W. It is now standing in front of Old Town, in the Casey Jones Village. New
Also see . . .
1. Biography (Rockabillytennessee.com)::. (Submitted on December 30, 2013.)
2. Video - - "Live in Paris 1981" (Youtube)::. (Submitted on December 30, 2013.)
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