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Janis Martin (I) (1940–2007)

Janis Martin was born on March 27, 1940 in Sutherlin, Virginia, USA as Janis Darlene Martin. She was married to Bradley Whitt, Ken Parton and Tommy Cundiff. She died on September 3, 2007 in Durham, North Carolina, USA. See full bio »

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 2012 Joyful Noise (performer: "Billy Boy, Billy Boy")
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 2007 Rebel Beat: The Story of LA Rockabilly (Video documentary)
 2001 Welcome to the Club: The Women of Rockabilly (Video documentary)

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Once dubbed "The Female Elvis", she was discovered by RCA Records at age 15 in 1955 and proceeded to place several records on the rockabilly charts, including "Drugstore Rock 'n' Roll" and "Will You Willyum" in the mid-'50s. See more »


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