Road to be named after Jerry



Road to be named after Jerry

Postby bailbath » Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:58 am

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/20 ... -lee-lews/
Tennessee legislature to fete Jerry Lee Lewis

By Richard Locker (Contact), Memphis Commercial Appeal
Tuesday, April 21, 2009

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee legislature is honoring The Killer next week.
Jerry Lee Lewis is scheduled to attend the House of Representatives session Monday when lawmakers are scheduled to vote on a bill designating a segment of Getwell Road in Shelby County the Jerry Lee Lewis Highway, Rep. Curry Todd, R-Collierville, said today. The famed musician is scheduled to be present on the House floor with his daughter, Phoebe.

"Tennessee has an illustrious history with all genres of music, from country to rock and roll to the blues. In Memphis, we are fiercely proud of this heritage and Jerry Lee Lewis embodies this," Todd said. "His lifelong achievements and musical influence are unparalleled in this country, and Tennessee is proud to have him here."

Todd said that designating Getwell Road (Tennessee 176) from the Mississippi border to Interstate 240 after Lewis "shows Tennessee's commitment" to its music heritage.

There's no word yet whether a piano has been secured. If it is there may be as much shakin' goin on as when the House voted on an income tax in 2001.
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Re: Road to be named after Jerry

Postby jayhawks » Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:58 pm

bailbath wrote:There's no word yet whether a piano has been secured. If it is there may be as much shakin' goin on as when the House voted on an income tax in 2001.


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Postby Jos » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:21 am

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Postby Dirk B. » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:12 am

The killer looks quite healthy on this picture!
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Postby peterchecksfield » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:18 am

Dirk B. wrote:The killer looks quite healthy on this picture!


That's because he's smiling! People are always saying how good he looks when he's smiling (& how bad he looks when he's not). A smile makes alot of difference! :D :D :D
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Postby Piet » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:25 am

From the other forum, Jerry stays on for about 10 minutes, nice.

For those of you who have missed it, you can easily watch reruns, the video is still available under:

http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/videowr ... x?CommID=2

Jerry's entrance is at 28:20m

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Postby Tony Papard » Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:25 am

Piet wrote:From the other forum, Jerry stays on for about 10 minutes, nice.

For those of you who have missed it, you can easily watch reruns, the video is still available under:

http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/videowr ... x?CommID=2

Jerry's entrance is at 28:20m

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Thanks for this. How wonderful to be able to see the whole 10 minute long ceremony and vote in the House.

Jerry looks amazingly fit* - he strides into the chamber so fast! I have downloaded his short speech on the shorter YouTube clip, but it would be nice to have the whole thing on YouTube.

(*fit now means something rather different in UK to the younger generation - good-looking but not necessarily in good physical shape. I use it in the old sense of the word, i.e. in good physical condition.)
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Postby Piet » Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:54 am

Tony Papard wrote:
Piet wrote:From the other forum, Jerry stays on for about 10 minutes, nice.

For those of you who have missed it, you can easily watch reruns, the video is still available under:

http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/videowr ... x?CommID=2

Jerry's entrance is at 28:20m

Best Wishes
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Thanks for this. How wonderful to be able to see the whole 10 minute long ceremony and vote in the House.

Jerry looks amazingly fit* - he strides into the chamber so fast! I have downloaded his short speech on the shorter YouTube clip, but it would be nice to have the whole thing on YouTube.

(*fit now means something rather different in UK to the younger generation - good-looking but not necessarily in good physical shape. I use it in the old sense of the word, i.e. in good physical condition.)


If someone could do that let me know!!!

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Postby peterchecksfield » Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:23 pm

Forget YouTube, I want it on DVD! :?

Incidentally, the maximum time allowed for YouTube videos is 10 minutes, so if it's a few seconds over then it would have to be split into two parts.
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Postby Jos » Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:06 pm

Piet wrote:From the other forum, Jerry stays on for about 10 minutes, nice.

For those of you who have missed it, you can easily watch reruns, the video is still available under:

http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/videowr ... x?CommID=2

Jerry's entrance is at 28:20m

Best Wishes
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This page can't be found here :(
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Postby Piet » Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:09 pm

Jos wrote:
Piet wrote:From the other forum, Jerry stays on for about 10 minutes, nice.

For those of you who have missed it, you can easily watch reruns, the video is still available under:

http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/videowr ... x?CommID=2

Jerry's entrance is at 28:20m

Best Wishes
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This page can't be found here :(


Just go to "Archived videos"and take the one on top.
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Postby Andrew McRae » Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:26 pm

niek81 wrote:Another report and pic:

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/20 ... artner=RSS


Todd said he has known Lewis since the mid-1970s when Todd, then a Memphis police officer, occasionally helped provide security at Graceland when Lewis and other Memphis music luminaries visited Elvis Presley.

Couldn't help but smile at that, thinking of the notorious episode in (?) November '76...

:oops: Shame on me for mentioning that in this context, an occasion for outright celebration! Still, as I've already blotted my copybook, I'll throw another barb... what a shame J.W. didn't appear to have a sense of the occasion and don more suitable attire!

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Postby Piet » Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:31 pm

Andrew McRae wrote:Todd said he has known Lewis since the mid-1970s when Todd, then a Memphis police officer, occasionally helped provide security at Graceland when Lewis and other Memphis music luminaries visited Elvis Presley.

Couldn't help but smile at that, thinking of the notorious episode in (?) November '76...

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Maybe he thought it was time to do something in favor of Jerry Lee!

And, as always, when Elvis was gone some of the TCB fans moved over to the Lewis camp.
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