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Saturday, September 27, 2008

In the "It's About Time" Category

Wanda Jackson, "an atomic fireball of a lady,” as Mr. D has noted on TTRH, is one step closer to entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  From The Oklahoman web site , which has one of the more detailed articles on Jackson's nomination...

"I've been there once before, a few years ago, but I think maybe this is the year. Who knows,” Jackson said in a phone interview from her Oklahoma City home...

...For the past few years, Wendell Goodman, Jackson's manager and husband of almost 47 years, has spearheaded a campaign to get her into the rock hall. She also credited her fans for supporting her and sending letters on her behalf.

"They all were in a rage about the fact that I was the first one (woman) to record rock ‘n' roll ... and they had just totally overlooked me all these years,” she said.

Elvis Costello, who was inducted in 2003, wrote a stinging letter to the rock hall a few years ago, saying that Jackson's absence "risks ridicule and having the appearance of being a little boy's club.”...
Full article is here .

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