The only girlfriend of Elvis Presley to try and beat him at his own jukebox game was rockabilly idol Wanda Jackson. For reasons hard to imagine, she seems to lurk on the fringes of the pop media unconscious; a relative obscurity, I think we’ll agree, unbefitting so sensational an icon.

If you are a member of the blinded masses, educate yourself. Wanda Jackson may be described blithely as “a sweet girl, with a nasty voice”, but to me, she’s a goddamn revelation:

Although Jackson sings, “a hard headed woman is a thorn in the side of a man”, you and I both know she really means “a hard headed woman is a thorn in the side of The Man”.

If you love me, you’ll watch the first 10 seconds of this clip.

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