Wanda Jackson turns 70 on this date.
Born Wanda Jean Jackson in Maud, Texas, Wanda was discovered by Hank Thompson. She was nicknamed "The Female Elvis" and is considered by many to be the first female rock & roll star. Jackson had numerous country hits beginning with 1961's "Right or Wrong."
One of her must-hear songs is "The Box It Came In." Written by Vic McAlpin, the song is one of the best wronged-woman revenge songs in country music, complete with a terrific punch line.