Museum Gets Dixie Fried

The most striking artifact at the new International Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame is the defibrillator and paddles used to try to revive the dying Elvis Presley in 1977. The museum opened June 30 in Jackson, Tenn., during a rockabilly festival. The Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame is a one-room museum in the old city court building in downtown Jackson, with a variety of objects. On display near blue suede boots worn by Jackson native and rockabilly star Carl Perkins are artifacts relating to the Beach Boys and the Bee Gees. 07/03/01