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Wanda Jackson Announces Retirement from Touring

Wanda Jackson, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and Queen of Rockabilly, has announced her retirement from performing due to “health and safety” concerns.

The news was announced via Jackson's official Facebook, “This retirement is solely based on health and safety. It has been a wild ride. Thank you all for the years of continued fandom and support. This is not the end, just the beginning of a new chapter. Join us as we congratulate the ‘Queen of Rockabilly’ on over six decades of rip-roaring live performances, priceless stories and countless shimmies.”

Jackson’s previously scheduled appearances at two upcoming events, Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend and Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender, have been canceled.

The Queen of Rockabilly has been touring since she was 16, making for over 6 decades of performances. Most recently, she toured her 2011 LP, The Party Ain’t Over, and its 2012 follow-up, Unfinished Business.

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Article image: Wanda Jackson performing in 2008. (Kersemah [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.)

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