Wanda Jackson

Wanda Jackson has been performing as an entertainer and singer worldwide for over 50 years. Known affectionately as the “Queen of Rockabilly”, she began her career as a teenage country singer with her own radio show in Oklahoma City and was “discovered” by legendary country singer Hank Thompson who got her a recording contract with Decca Records. She was encouraged to expand her singing style by Elvis Presley with whom she had a lifelong friendship. Wanda became the first true female rock and roll singer and wrote many of her own songs. Today Wanda is enjoying a resurgence in popularity and is an endorser for the relatively recent Daisy Rock Guitar Company.

Interview Date:
October 15, 2006
Job Title:
Musician