Brenda Lee (b. Atlanta, United States, December 11, 1944) is a country, soul and rhythm & blues American singer. He was a teen idol (a Pop princess) during the 1950 and 1960.
1 The beginnings
2 International artist
3 Theatre and cinema
4 Brenda Lee today
7 External links
Brenda Mae Tarpley was born on December 11, 1944 in Atlanta and very tender age already stood out in children’s talent competitions: participates in the Master worker’s Quartet (joint gospel Church), speaking for nearly a year in the Starmakers Revue radio program and participates in some local television programs that neither she nor her family gained nor a penny. In 1956, with only 12 years old, debuted ravaging lists with topics such as ‘Jambalaya’, ‘ Bigelow 6-200′ or ‘I m Gonna Lasso Santa Claus’. Hits occur with ‘Little Jonah’ or ‘Dynamite’. The latter gives you the nickname of “Little Miss Dynamite”. And still just a girl gets converted into a teen idol thanks to her powerful voice of veteran singer.
At the time that reached all tops lists country begin to encounter issues with other influences that open doors international triumph with mythical recordings as ‘Sweet Nothings’ or ‘I m Sorry’. His young age represents hundreds of problems in many places, especially in Europe, but advertising which generated many times its promoters lies did that sales and success it were multiplied. Thus became an international star performances that stopped does not happen in France Italy Germany, Great Britain… With ‘ One Rainy Night in Tokyo’, recorded in Nashville, conquers the Japanese hearts in 1965 and begins his tour of Japan, giving the album recorded live on ‘ Live in Tokyo’. Later published exclusively in Japan an EP of Christmas themes and shortly after recording the album in this country ‘ Just for You, Something Nice’.
Theatre and film
Her first film appearance was in ‘Two Little Bears’ in 1961 with a small role alongside Eddie Albert and Jane Wyatt as ‘Speak To Me Pretty’, which reached big sales in United Kingdom song. In 1962 intervenes in the theatrical version of Bye Bye Birdie with Kim Tierney and a year later makes Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. In 1980 intervenes on the big screen with another short role in ‘Smokey and the Bandit II’ (translated by ‘Return the cheaters’) and the song ‘Again and Again’.
Brenda Lee today
In Brenda Lee career has managed to get almost all the existing musical awards so far except Grammy Award, which is still pending in spite of having been nominated many times subject. Today is the artist who most awards music Edison (the Dutch equivalent of the Grammy Awards) has collected, five in his case. It is a member of the rock ‘n’ Roll, Rockabilly, and Country Music Hall Of Fame and today is one of female artists which has sold more disks in the history of music. 64 Year old continues giving tours and participate in a multitude of galas. While his songs are still being included in soundtracks of movies, television and in worldwide advertising campaigns.