Personalities | Donna Fargo | Mainstream Country

(Vocals, songwriter, b. 1949)

Born Yvonne Vaughan in North Carolina, Fargo was a schoolteacher and weekend vocalist. When she and her producer husband, Stan Silver, visited Nashville around 1970, she signed with Dot Records, making a dream start when two of her own songs, ‘The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A.’ and ‘Funny Face’, became million-selling US country chart-toppers. Both crossed into the US pop Top 20 in 1972. After three further country No. 1s during 1973–74, she signed for a reportedly substantial advance with Warner Bros. in 1977, when she released her last No. 1 to date, ‘That Was Yesterday’ – a recitation.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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