On Sept. 30, Oklahoma City dedicated a street to the Oklahoma native: Wanda Jackson Way. Read the story and watch a video of the ceremony here.
“They had a super album, but he didn’t have her do anything different, you know,” Jackson told the Daily Oklahoman earlier this month. “She just did her little Loretta Lynn songs. But he told me he’s gonna stretch me some, so we’ll see. We’ll talk later.”
Wanda, who once dated Elvis Presley, is still one of the luminaries of rockabilly, a blend of hillbilly, country, western swing and rhythm and blues that preceded rock ‘n’ roll.