Personalities | Brenda Lee | Fifties | Rock

(Vocals, b. 1944)

The diminutive Georgia-born Brenda Tarpley turned professional aged six, and was known as ‘Little Miss Dynamite’, debuting on the US pop and country charts in early 1957. 1959’s ‘Sweet Nothin’s’, a sexy rocker, was her first US Top 5 hit, and her biggest success came with 1960’s million-selling US No. 1 ballad, ‘I’m Sorry’. ‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree’ was another 1960 million-seller, and she accumulated over 50 US pop hits by the end of the decade, also releasing 20 UK hits by 1965.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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