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Brenda Lee records "I'm Sorry," her number one song, which sells over one million records. The then little-known English group The Beatles open for her in Germany.

Brenda Lee
Brenda Lee

Wanda Jackson
Wanda Jackson
1961 Wanda Jackson records the country hit "Right or Wrong".

1962 Lorrie Collins withdraws from The Collins Kids duo to focus on her new marriage.

1964 The Beatles land in New York City. Thousands of screaming fans greet them.

1969 Charline Arthur begins her short-lived comeback.

1971 Wanda Jackson becomes a devout Christian, recording and performing religious music exclusively.

1977 Brenda Lee named #7 of the Top 20 Artists in Newsweek magazine.

1979 Brenda Lee's Top 10 country hit, "Tell Me What It's Like," nominated for a Grammy Award; her third Grammy nomination.

1986 Janis Martin and Wanda Jackson record songs on Rosie Flores's album "Rockabilly Filly."

1987 Charline Arthur, the pioneering rockabilly female, dies in her sleep at age 58, disillusioned and broke.

Lorrie and Larry Collins make a comeback appearance at the Hemsby Rockabilly Festival in England.

The Collins
The Collins Kids grown up
1995 Wanda Jackson and Rosie Flores go on major U.S. tour, Wanda's first secular tour since the '70s.

1997 Wanda Jackson tours Europe five times.

Brenda Lee is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

2000 Wanda Jackson is inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

2002 Brenda Lee inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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