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The first lady of Rockabilly


It is the pioneering sound which helped launch rock and roll music - rockabilly - and thanks to artists like Wanda Jackson it is still going strong today. Crowned the 'Queen of Rockabilly,' Jackson came onto the scene in the 1950s with a hard edged voice and audience appeal.

Touring with the likes of Elvis Presley she made a name for herself and this past year she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.

Recently, Jackson was in Washington, DC for a performance at the Black Cat. She gave World News America this first person account of her long and colourful career.


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