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Bonnie Lou

Nation and rockabilly performer Bonnie Lou was created Mary Joan Kath in Towanda, Illinois, on Oct 27, 1924. The sign from Chicago’s AM powerhouse WLS reached noisy and very clear into central Illinois, and Bonnie was raised hearing Prairie Ramblers recordings offering the yodeling cowgirl vocals of Patsy Montana. Mary …

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