Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley (HM28CE)

Location: Knoxville, TN 37902 Knox County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 57.95', W 83° 55.192'

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—Cradle of Country Music Tour —

At a small store on Market Square, a Knoxville record merchant helped launch the most famous career in musical history. Sam Morrison of Bell Sales Company chose to promote Elvis Presley's That's All Right, Mama by playing it on loudspeakers to the public on the square. He was astonished to sell copies by the hundreds to people of all ages, including two copies to an RCA talent scout in the area searching for local country music talent. The scout sent a copy of the record to his boss in New York. Several months later, RCA bought Elvis' contract with Sun Studios in Memphis. (Marker Number 19.)
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HM NumberHM28CE
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Date Added Sunday, June 10th, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 236690 N 3984101
Decimal Degrees35.96583333, -83.91986667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 57.95', W 83° 55.192'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 57' 57" N, 83° 55' 11.52" W
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Area Code(s)865
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18-98 Market Square, Knoxville TN 37902, US
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