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The Rockabilly Queen
Wall Street Journal, by Marc Myers

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Posted By:MissMolly, 10/3/2012 10:58:11 AM

Memphis- Perched in a director's chair placed in Graceland's Jungle Room, rockabilly pioneer Wanda Jackson was at a loss for words. Looking around the Hawaiian-themed space that Elvis Presley had used as a den and home recording studio, she appeared overwhelmed. "Knowing Elvis like I did, this is a bit much," she said. "Everything that was fun about him is crystallized in this house. It's Elvis, but he's not here." Back in 1955 and '56, the singer-guitarist toured with Presley and dated him. Today, Ms. Jackson, 74, is one of the last original female rockabilly stars still performing and recording.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ribicon, 10/3/2012 11:16:14 AM     (No. 8906606)

Indeed a nice diversion, OP. A look back at a more innocent time. Miss Jackson was a fireball, sounds like she remains so.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Javelin, 10/3/2012 1:06:27 PM     (No. 8906897)

Let's have a party!

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