(P. Wee Saloon)Pee Wee's Saloon was the favorite meeting spot for Memphis musicians in the early 20th century. W.C. Handy used the cigar counter to write out copies of the Beale Street Blues for his band members. One of those songs, written for the 1909 political campaign was first named "Mr. Crump," for the Memphis mayor and political boss. Later with new lyrics it became famous as "The Memphis Blues."
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|Marker Number||4E 83|
|Placed By||Tennessee Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 1:29pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 768693 N 3892480|
|Decimal Degrees||35.13936667, -90.05090000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 8.362', W 90° 3.054'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 8' 21.72" N, 90° 3' 3.24" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 315 Beale St, Memphis TN 38103, US|
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