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W.C. Handy

Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 8' 23.15562", -90° 3' 5.04666"
  Tennessee TN State Historical Marker
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In Memory Of
W.C. Handy
Music Publisher,
Father Of The Blues William Christopher Handy
Born November 16, 1873
Died New York City
March 28, 1958
Enshrined Forever In The Hearts Of The Nation Are His Immortal Songs
“Memphis Blues,” “St. Louis Blues,” “Beale Street Blues” And “Those Who
Sow In Tears, Shall Reap In Joy.” With His Golden Trumpet He Gave Everlasting
Voice To These And Folk Songs Of His People In The Southland Whose Music Is
Known And Beloved Throughout The World As An Inspiration To The Youth And As
An Enduring Gift To America's Treasury Of Songs For More Than Thirty Years.
He Was A Distinguished Member Of The American Society Of Composers, Authors
And Publishers (ASCAP) Which Proudly Joins The Citizens Of Memphis In Erecting
This Everlasting Tribute To His Memory.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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