Ruth Brown

Ruth Brown (HM1KTH)

Location: Portsmouth, VA 23704
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 50.288', W 76° 18.323'

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Portsmouth native Ruth Brown was the best-selling African American female recording artist early in the 1950s. Her two dozen hits established Atlantic Records as "The House That Ruth Built." Brown also helped to usher in the rock'n'roll genre during the 1950s when promoter Alan Freed introduced America to her vocal style in 1956. She enjoyed her first crossover hit, "Lucky Lips," in 1957. Among other honors, she won a Tony Award for her performance in the musical Black and Blue in 1989. Brown was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993 as "the Queen Mother of the Blues."
Marker NumberQ 8-u
Year Placed2006
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, May 31st, 2015 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 383603 N 4077711
Decimal Degrees36.83813333, -76.30538333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 50.288', W 76° 18.323'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 50' 17.28" N, 76° 18' 19.38" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 339-373 Green St, Portsmouth VA 23704, US
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