Saturday, December 26, 2015

Death of Towanda, Illinois' Bonnie Lou (Mary Kath): One of First Female Rock and Rollers

Earlier this month, Mary Kath, 91, died on December 8th.

She was born in Towanda, Illinois, (on Route 66 north of Bloomington-Normal)on October 27, 1924.  She had one hit song on the pop charts with "Daddy-O" (#14-1955) and several country hits.

She was one of the first female rock and rollers and one of the the first country stars to cross over to rock.  In addition, she was on radio in Cincinnati and Kansas City for many years.

I wrote about her in greater detail in my Down Da Road I Go blog today.

I'd never heard of her before

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