Carl Lee Perkins

Carl Lee Perkins (HM1CF4)

Location: Jackson, TN 38305 Madison County
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N 35° 39.583', W 88° 51.34'

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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, and 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.
HM NumberHM1CF4
Marker Number4D 54
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 3:29am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 332028 N 3947793
Decimal Degrees35.65971667, -88.85566667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 39.583', W 88° 51.34'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 39' 34.98" N, 88° 51' 20.40" W
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Area Code(s)731
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 40 Casey Jones Ln, Jackson TN 38305, US
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