Rock and Roll Hall Fame Inductee, Wanda Jackson, on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film
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By Tom Needham
Published: September 07 2017
Wanda Jackson, the “Queen of Rockabilly” will be Tom Needham’s guest this Thursday on WUSB’s The Sounds of Film.
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Stony Brook, NY - September 7, 2017 - Rockabilly and country music star, Wanda Jackson, will join Tom Needham this Thursday at 6 P.M. on WUSB’s The Sounds of Film. She will be discussing her new autobiography, Every Night is Saturday Night: A Country Girl’s Journey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Wanda Jackson is often referred to as “The First Lady of Rock & Roll.” Through the years, she has had over 30 singles on the pop and country charts. While still a teenager, Wanda Jackson had her first hit, “You Can’t Have My Love.” With that success, she hit the road and played with Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. She eventually toured with Elvis, and famously became his girlfriend. While dating Elvis, he advised her to play rock music. She listened to Elvis, and the rest is history.
Wanda is well known for her hits “Let’s Have a Party,” “Right or Wrong,” and “In the Middle of a Heartache.” She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. In recent years, she has been back in the spotlight working with Jack White and Joan Jett. Her new autobiography’s introduction is written by Elvis Costello.
About the Sounds of Film
The Sounds of Film is the nation’s longest-running film and music themed radio show. For the past 30 years, the program has delivered a popular mix of interviews and music to listeners all over Long Island, parts of Connecticut and streaming live on the Internet at wusb.fm. Previous guests include Connie Stevens, director John Pilger, Billy Joel, Howard Shore, Ralph Macchio, Peter Yarrow, Billy Joel, director Barbara Kopple, Don McLean, the Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel, Laurie Anderson, and Daryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels.