Rockabilly Pioneer Janis Martin

Rockabilly Pioneer Janis Martin (HM1Z0Q)

Location: Danville, VA 24541
Country: United States of America

N 36° 33.425', W 79° 27.476'

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(1940-2007)

Born in Sutherlin, Rockabilly pioneer Janis
Martin combined country influences with rhythm-and-blues singing, crossing musical boundaries
and helping launch Rock and Roll. Singing and
playing guitar, she won numerous talent contests
before she was ten. Martin performed on radio
for Danville's WDVA Barn Dance and Richmond's
Old Dominion Barn Dance. She recorded for RCA
Victor, 1956-1958, and cut the classic
"Drugstore
Rock and Roll" and Top-40 hit "Will You, Willyum."
Dubbed the "Female Elvis," she performed on
American Bandstand, the Tonight Show, the Grand
Ole Opry, and then throw out Europe and the
United States after the 1980s Rockabilly revival.
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HM NumberHM1Z0Q
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Year Placed2010
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 19th, 2017 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 638003 N 4046846
Decimal Degrees36.55708333, -79.45793333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 33.425', W 79° 27.476'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 33' 25.5" N, 79° 27' 28.56" W
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Area Code(s)434
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2423-2499 US-29 BUS, Danville VA 24541, US
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