Wanda Jackson

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Wanda Jean Jackson, 20 October 1937, Maud, Oklahoma, USA. Jackson started her career as one of the rawest of female rockabilly singers before going on to successful work in both country and gospel music. Her family moved to California when she was four, settling in the city of Bakersfield, but moved back to Oklahoma when she was 12. Jackson won a talent contest that led to her fronting a radio programme. Country singer Hank Thompson liked her style and hired her to tour with his band. In 1954... Read more

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rockabilly
country
rock and roll
female vocalists
rock
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