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Wanda Jackson

1937 -

Origin: United States

Main instrument: Vocal

Genres: Gospel, Rock

One of rock country music's most influential and recognizable voices, Wanda Jackson has never stopped singing since her first hit in 1955. Born in Oklahoma in 1937 to a country singing father, Wanda Jackson became a singing sensation at 15, after winning a local singing contest. In 1955 and fresh out of high school, Jackson's career took off when she joined none other than Elvis Presley on tour. Since the 1950s, Jackson has scored a multitude of Top 10 rockabilly and country hits around the world, including Fujiyama Mama (1958), Let's Have a Party (1960) and In the Middle of a Heartache (1962). In the 1970s, she turned her career - and life - around after discovering a love for Gospel music. Wanda Jackson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. A Jack White-produced covers album, The Party Ain't Over, came out in 2011, followed by Unfinished Business in 2012.

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