In 1955, Wanda Jackson was a 17 year old aspiring country singer, with some minor hits to her credit and a half-hour radio show on KLPR in Okla City. In July, she was booked on a packaged touring country music show. It was here that she met a young male singer from Memphis who had a new sound and a controversial stage presentation. His name was Elvis Presley; they became fast friends. They performed in other touring shows in August and October, 1955, and again in early 1956.
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