Book by Wanda Jackson tells-all on relationship with Elvis Presley
14 December 2017 news
Country singer Wanda Jackson has spoken out about her adventures on the country music scene alongside Elvis Presley in an interview with Fox news about her memoir, “Every Night is a Saturday Night.”
Now 80 years old, the once-girlfriend of Elvis Presley was famed for seducing audiences with her charm and charisma and was rapidly discovered by country singer Hank Thompson. In the interview with Fox News, Wanda outlines her difficulties in seeing Elvis regularly owing to the distance (he lived in Tennessee) and her father’s reluctance to allow her to date. Together up until the first part of 1957, Wanda is reported to have said to Elvis when speaking about country music: “I can’t do that…I’m just a country singer!”
Wanda refused to return to the Grand Ole Opry for 50 years after she was refused admittance on stage owing to her sultry clothing, which included high heels and tight skirts (a novelty at the time.) A fan of Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe.
Wanda’s full story is captured in ‘Every Night Is Saturday Night: A Country Girl’s Journey To The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’ published this year by BMG Books.