Wanda Jackson into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 4, Smithsonian Channel will re-broadcast the critically acclaimed documentary on her career, “The Sweet Lady With The Nasty Voice.” The special will air the day of her induction, April 4 at 8pm.
Emerging on the music scene in 1954, Jackson empowered female rock and rollers, thus opening doors for the Chrissie Hyndes and Patti Smiths of the world. Elvis Presley, whom Jackson dated, was influential in Jackson’s choice to move from country music to the male-dominated world of rockabilly. Jackson toured with Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis, and rare footage of some of these appearances is included in the documentary.
The culmination of a two-year journey with Jackson, now 70, in performances across the United States and Europe, THE SWEET LADY WITH THE NASTY VOICE features contemporary rock immortals in new interviews and rock ‘n’ roll’s historic greats in rare footage.