Wanda Jackson

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Wanda Jackson
Jackson in 1970
Background information
Birth nameWanda Lavonne Jackson
Also known asThe Queen of Rockabilly
The First Lady of Rockabilly
Born (1937-10-20) October 20, 1937 (age 83)
Maud, Oklahoma
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1955–present
LabelsBlack Country Rock Media
Decca Records
Capitol Records
CMH Records
Third Man Records
Associated actsElvis Presley, the Cramps, Jack White, Imelda May, Hank Thompson, Billy Gray, Rosie Flores, Norma Jean, Adele[1]

Wanda Lavonne Jackson (born October 20, 1937) is an American singer-songwriter, pianist and guitarist. She became popular in the mid-1950s and 1960s as one of the first popular female rockabilly singers.[2] She is known to many as the "Queen of Rockabilly" or the "First Lady of Rockabilly".[3] Her best known works were "Tears Will Be the Chaser for Your Wine", "A Woman Lives for Love" and "Fancy Satin Pillows".

In 2009, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the category Early Influence.[4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Live Review: Adele, Wanda Jackson at the Greek Theatre". Latimesblogs.latimes.com. 2011-08-16. Retrieved 2012-10-14. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Wolff, Kurt. "Biography – Wanda Jackson". allmusic. Retrieved 2008-10-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Jurgensen, John. "The Queen of Rockabilly Returns". Wall Street Journal, January 21, 2011. p. D8.
  4. "Wanda Jackson to Be Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2009-01-09. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "Run-DMC, Metallica Lead List of 2009 Rock Hall". Associated Press. Retrieved January 14, 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)