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First Rock Song Written Here; Bessie Smith Died Here

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First Rock Song Written Here; Bessie Smith Died Here

Ike Turner composed Rocket 88 while living here, and blues singer Bessie Smith died here. See Down in the Delta, by Roberta Sandler, in the Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/17/15, at p. N 1, 4. (The article said the building had earlier been a hospital.)

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Location: Riverside Hotel , 615 Sunflower Avenue, Clarksdale, Mississippi, 38614, United States
Listing Category: African American History, Blues Music, Deaths, Died Here, First Ever ..., Homes, Lives or Lived Here, Hotels, Motels, B&Bs, Inns, Lyrics (appears in song; inspiration for), Plaques, Markers (real ones), Pop Music, Rock and Roll, Rock Stars
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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