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Jackson in Madison County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Carl Lee Perkins

1932-1998

 
 
Carl Lee Perkins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Pritchett, Dresden, TN, Used with permission from., circa March 27, 2007
1. Carl Lee Perkins Marker
Inscription. (obverse)
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.
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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° 
Photo Up-Date - - Carl Lee Perkins Marker Obverse image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, December 23, 2013
2. Photo Up-Date - - Carl Lee Perkins Marker Obverse
39.583′ N, 88° 51.34′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Tennessee, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from 45 Bypass (US45) (Tennessee Route 186) south of Casey Jones Lane (far side of parking lot) when traveling south. 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 3 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); Reelfoot and Laughing Eyes (within shouting distance of this marker); This Log Cabin was from Henderson County (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory Of Merry Boy (approx. 1.6 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 2 miles away); Campbell's Levee Bridge (approx. 2.9 miles away); Lambuth College (approx. 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
Photo Up-Date - - Carl Lee Perkins Marker Reverse image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, December 23, 2013
3. Photo Up-Date - - Carl Lee Perkins Marker Reverse
Town, in the Casey Jones Village. New Locations are Lat. 35.65971271615466 X Long. -88.85565981318474.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biography (Rockabillytennessee.com)::. (Submitted on December 30, 2013.)
2. Video - - "Live in Paris 1981" (Youtube)::. (Submitted on December 30, 2013.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEntertainment
 
Carl Lee Perkins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Pritchett, Dresden, TN, Used with permission., circa March 27, 2007
4. Carl Lee Perkins Marker
Missing Carl Lee Perkins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 16, 2012
5. Missing Carl Lee Perkins Marker
Looking left under sign was Blue Suede Restaurant.
Up-Date - - Carl Lee Perkins Marker New Location image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, December 23, 2013
6. Up-Date - - Carl Lee Perkins Marker New Location
Up-Date - - Carl Lee Perkins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, December 23, 2013
7. Up-Date - - Carl Lee Perkins Marker
Missing Carl Lee Perkins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 16, 2012
8. Missing Carl Lee Perkins Marker
 
 
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