Wanda Jackson

Singer Wanda Jackson exploded the notion that early rock-n-roll was a male-dominated genre through such formidable 1950s rockabilly singles as "Let's Have a Party, "Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad" and "Fujiyama Mama," and ... Read more »
Born: 10/20/1937 in Maud, Oklahoma, USA

Filmography

Music (16)

'71 2015 (Movie)

("Right Or Wrong") (Song)

'71 2015 (Movie)

("Right Or Wrong") (Song Performer)

Only Lovers Left Alive 2014 (Movie)

("Funnel Of Love") (Song Performer)

Bridesmaids 2011 (Movie)

"Shakin' All Over" (Song Performer)

Conan 2011 (Tv Show)

Performer

Straw Dogs 2011 (Movie)

("Breathless") (Song Performer)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2011 (Tv Show)

Performer

Nowhere Boy 2010 (Movie)

("Hard Headed Woman") (Song Performer)

The Runaways 2010 (Movie)

("Fujiyama Mama") (Song Performer)

RocknRolla 2008 (Movie)

("Funnel of Love") (Song Performer)

In the Valley of Elah 2007 (Movie)

("What Have We Done") (Song)

In the Valley of Elah 2007 (Movie)

("What Have We Done") (Song Performer)

But I'm A Cheerleader 2000 (Movie)

("Funnel of Love") (Song Performer)

R.I.P. Rest In Pieces 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Dead Poets Society 1989 (Movie)

("Let's Have a Party") (Song Performer)

Bastard Out of Carolina (TV Show)

Song
Actor (5)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Performer

VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

America's Music: The Roots of Country 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Women of Country 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Chiefs 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Singer Wanda Jackson exploded the notion that early rock-n-roll was a male-dominated genre through such formidable 1950s rockabilly singles as "Let's Have a Party, "Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad" and "Fujiyama Mama," and continued to prove that women could rock as hard as men for the next half-century. Jackson's voice was her secret weapon, capable of crooning the sweetest, tear-jerking country ballad on one side of a 45 and then burning up the studio with a full-throated rockabilly roar on the other. Jackson moved exclusively into country music in the mid-1960s, though the fire in songs like "This Gun Don't Care" remained white-hot until the 1970s, when she took up Christianity and gospel music. Her rockabilly sides enjoyed a revival in the 1980s that brought her back to recording rock music a decade later; the new millennium found her collaborating with Jack White and Elvis Costello on several popular albums while finally earning her spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Throughout it all, Wanda Jackson's indomitable voice retained its sass and spirit, which in turn underscored her status as one of early rock-n-roll's most memorable and colorful performers.

Milestones

Popular songs include "Funnel Of Love" and "Let's Have A Party".

Known for such albums as "Queen Of Rockabilly" and "The Party Ain't Over"

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