Every Night is Saturday Night by Wanda Jackson

I knew nothing about Wanda Jackson except she was a rockabilly singer who knew Elvis, which was enough qualifications for me to read her brand new memoir. I pre-ordered it and amazon being amazon delivered it to me the day it was published, so I am pretty sure this is a first edition first printing. I read Every Night is Saturday Night a country girl’s journey to the rock & roll hall of fame by Wanda Jackson this weekend, started it Saturday afternoon and finished it Sunday evening. It was fantastic!

Wanda’s memoir was well written, entertaining, well organized – everything you want an autobiography to be. It was half personal life, half professional life. Wanda was an only child (like me) and as such was around adults most of her life growing up (like me) and said she wasn’t a kid even when she was a kid (like me). Wanda was born and raised in Oklahoma, but also spent time in California. She was on the radio singing country music at the age of 14 and touring with Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins when she was just out of high school. There was only one or two female country singers in the early 1950s, so Wanda blazed her own path. Elvis, whom she briefly dated and still has his ring, convinced her to sing rockabilly. There were no other female rockabilly singers in the 1950s, which is why Wanda is known as The Queen of Rockabilly. At 80 years old, Wanda is still performing today like every night is Saturday night.

If you are a music fan or just a fan of memoirs, Wanda Jackson’s Every Night is Saturday Night is for you.

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About Deena 'DeenasDays' Dietrich (576 Articles)
My name is Deena Dietrich. I live in Ellicott City, Maryland with my 2 dogs Elvis and Cilla. I am making my way as a Social Media Manager, Blogger and now Author. I have written my U2 memoir 'On the Road with U2: my musical journey' (available on amazon) about the 75 (now 100) U2 shows I have been to since ZooTv and the places I’ve seen and the people I’ve met along the way. My motto is “It is better to regret something you have done, than something you haven’t.” So follow me on my journey as I pursue my passions in music and sports with Elvis, U2, Grizzlies, Broncos, LMP, NKOTB, Orioles. Please connect with me @DeenasDays on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ or you can email me at deenadietrich@gmail.com.

2 Comments on Every Night is Saturday Night by Wanda Jackson

  1. Now you have me thinking about female country singers from the ’50’s, and you’re right, off the top of my head all I can think of is Patsy Cline and Kitty Wells. Sounds like a good book.

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