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Wanda Jackson was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as an Early Influence in 2009.

Wanda Jackson

Front cover of sheet music for the song Mean Mean Man, with title at top. Image on cover is Wanda Jackson from the shoulders up, printed in monochromatic purple-pink; all text is also in purple-pink. Text reads "Mean Mean Man. Words and music by Wanda Jackson. Recorded by Wanda Jackson on Capitol Records. Central Songs, Inc. 608 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood 28, California.One of the first women to break into rock & roll's boys club.

"Wanda Jackson is a rockabilly, rock & roll and country artists who sings with wild, reckless abandon. At Elvis Presley's behest, she crossed over from country to rock, making such riotous hits as "Let's Have a Party." More on

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Archival Resources

Listed below are notable collections and items from the Rock Hall's Archives. You can find more by searching our catalog here

Wanda Jackson Papers
The Wanda Jackson Papers span the years 1955 to 1958 and contain reproductions of a photograph of Jackson with her father, Tom, and a list of tour expenses for the 1955-1956 Elvis Presley tour featuring Wanda Jackson.




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Rock's Backpages Articles

Free articles are available on Rock's Backpages through the Free on RBP link. The articles below may require you to be on-site at the Library & Archives in order to read them.

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