Congrats, wanda (belated)

We’re giddy for Jackson and OKCPS for immortalizing such a prodigious musical figure. But really, you’re just now inducting Wanda freaking Jackson, the Queen of Rockabilly?

What took so long?

Jackson graduated from Capitol Hill High School in 1955 (sorry, Wanda; we have to give the date) and signed to Capitol Records a year later. She hit peak popularity in the mid-’60s — a half-century ago. She was even inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.

Apparently, the OKCPS Wall of Fame holds its alumni to a higher standard.

Gazette staff

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