Donna Fargo

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Tags: country classic country female vocalists 70s country women Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Yvonne Vaughn, 10 November 1949, Mount Airy, North Carolina, USA. Fargo is the daughter of a tobacco farmer, and she sang in church as a child. She became a schoolteacher and was discovered by her future husband, record producer Stan Silver, singing in a club in Los Angeles. She first recorded in 1969, but her success started once she had signed with Dot Records in 1971. She won gold records for her compositions ‘The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A.’ (number 11 US pop charts, number 1 country) and ‘Funny Face’ (number 5 pop, number 1 country), which was Silver’s nickname for her (she called him ‘fuzzy face’ because of his beard). In 1973 she had country hits with more of her own songs - ‘Superman’, ‘You Were Always There’, a tribute to her late mother (both number 1), and ‘Little Girl Gone’ (number 2). In 1974 she topped the country charts again, this time with Marty Cooper’s gospel song...

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