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Saturday, 25 October 2014

Jeanne Black born 25 October 1937

Jeanne Black (born October 25, 1937) was an American country singer.
Born Gloria Jeanne Black in Pomona, California on October 25, 1937, she and younger sister Janie were discovered by Country singer, bassist/bandleader, record producer, music publisher Cliffie Stone and hired to appear on his weekly TV show Hometown Jamboree on KTLA-TV Pasadena in 1956, where they remained until the show's cancellation in 1959. 
Following this, she sang in Nevada, in Las Vegas and Tahoe and had also married guitarist Billy Strange (who would later make a name for himself by working with everybody from Elvis Presley to the Beach Boys).
In 1960 Black became a contract artist of Capitol Records. She recorded a few sides with her sister as Jeanne & Janie but released her first single on that label "He'll Have to Stay," as an answer song to Jim Reeves' "He'll Have to Go." "He'll Have to Stay" was written by Audrey Allison, Charles Randolph Grean (as Charles Grean) and Joe Allison.

"He'll Have to Stay" eventually appeared on the charts, and climbed until it reached its peak position at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1960. It also became a top ten country hit at #6, #11 on the Billboard R&B singles chart, making "He'll Have to Stay" a crossover hit. It also charted on the British chart at #41 that same year. It sold over a million copies, guaranteeing it a "gold record" status. 
She charted two more hits in 1960 on the Hot 100.  Her follow-up to "He'll Have to Stay” charted on July 25, 1960 "Lisa" became a #43 hit record, remaining on the Hot 100 for 9 weeks.  On December 26, 1960 she charted “Oh, How I Miss You Tonight."  The single became a #63 hit and became her last Billboard Hot 100 record.
However, "He'll Have to Stay" would also be Jeanne Black's only major hit, as she was unable to duplicate its success. Other following singles -- "Lisa" (#43 pop) and (#63 pop) were only minor hits. Despite the other charting singles, Black was unable to repeat the success of the single, and remains a one-hit wonder. She eventually retired from active recording and performing, but helped with her husband Billy Strange's website. They remained married until his death in 2012.
(Info edited from mainly & Wikipedia)

1 comment:

boppinbob said...


01 - hello mr misery
02 - he'll have to stay
03 - i almost lost my mind
04 - how many
05 - my baby's gone
06 - a little bit lonely
07 - you win again
08 - loneliest heart in town
09 - lisa
10 - beautiful lies
11 - i know i can't forget
12 - you don't know me

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