Child of Dust Bowl migrants, beautiful Wanda Jackson became one of Oklahoma’s greatest music legends, revolutionized American music, and catapulted to lasting fame as the Queen of Rockabilly. Counseled by Elvis, managed by her father, and costumed by her mother, Wanda’s career has lasted two-thirds of a century!
iHeartRadio star Gwin Faulconer-Lippert and John share her unique and inspiring story, from Great Depression migrant to Oklahoma City’s blue collar, rough and tumble Southside, to the Rock and Roll and Rockabilly Hall of Fames. It’s the fourteenth episode of our weekly OKLAHOMA GOLD! radio program and podcast. Go HERE to listen to them all! Future episodes explore more great heroes, events, and movements of Oklahoma History.
Elvis Presley, “The King of Rock and Roll,” and Wanda were close friends, dated, and he gave her crucial musical and career advice that reset her destiny and the history of American music.
Listen HERE to Oklahoma Hall of Fame journalist Dick Pryor’s memorable one-hour interview with Wanda Jackson.