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Wanda Jackson

Jackson in 1970
Background information
Birth name Wanda Lavonne Jackson
Also known as The Queen of Rockabilly
The First Lady of Rockabilly
Born (1937-10-20) October 20, 1937 (age 79)
Maud, Oklahoma

rock and roll

Occupation(s) singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1955–present
Labels Black Country Rock Media
Decca Records
Capitol Records
CMH Records
Third Man Records
Associated acts Elvis Presley, The Cramps, Jack White, Imelda May, Hank Thompson, Billy Gray, Rosie Flores, Norma Jean, Adele[1]
Website WandaJackson.com

There wasn’t so many ISSUES like there are today. It was a simpler time.
Wanda Jackson
If I needed to record, I’d head to the coast or Nashville, one or the other.
Wanda Jackson
I have some of the old videos of my performances on it.
I have eighteen titles in the German language. I had a number one song in 1965.
Wanda Jackson
Right, different generations come along, and discover the music, I think.
You could have a hit in California that no one had heard of in Oklahoma.
I enjoyed listening to it, but I didn't think I could do it.
I’m still learnin’. I pick up something from every performer I watch.
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I loved Carl Perkins, Jerry lee Lewis… not only were they personal friends.
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But, we didn't have all the media that we do today.
None of the other guys in the band really sang, so that’s when I brought Roy Clark in.
Wanda Jackson
I learned so much about recording and about singing on records from Ken Nelson.
Wanda Jackson
As I go back and listen, the other girls weren’t singing quite like I was.
Wanda Jackson
And it wasn’t until ’84 when I was first asked to come to Sweden and do an album and concert tour.
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Well, I didn't really have a plan. I just wanted a hit.
I really appreciate people like Rosie coming out and saying I’ve inspired them.
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I didn’t realize how many true Rockabilly fans there were here in America.
Wanda Jackson
Getting comments like that from even the young people at the shows who probably aren’t singers, the girls who just tell me that I’m an inspiration to them, for one reason or another.
Wanda Jackson
It really is, to see that this kind of music is still so popular.
On that show, I did country and some rock, too, whatever record I had out at the time, I’d sing that.
Wanda Jackson
So, it’s nice to know that you’ve inspired someone to do their life’s work.
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If something pops in my mind and it's easy, I write it.
It seems like the good things that have happened in my career are things that you don’t try to plan and push, and make it happen, it just seems to happen.
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They’re dressing like in the 50’s when they come out to the shows, and many of them have vintage cars.
Wanda Jackson
You know, no one steered people’s careers in those days, I don’t think, like they do today.
Wanda Jackson
Yeah, they let me do whatever I wanted to.
 Yeah, they let me do whatever I wanted to.