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Wilma Burgess

b. Wilma Charlene Burgess, 11 June 1939, Orlando, Florida, USA, d. 26 August 2003, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. After senior high school, Burgess went to Stetson University or college, Orlando, to review for a level in physical education and experienced no thoughts of the profession in music. She was only thinking about pop music but a stop by at an Eddy Arnold concert transformed her brain. After graduation in 1960, she was persuaded by way of a friend to visit Nashville to sing some demos of his tunes. Owen Bradley was impressed with her tone of voice and promptly authorized her to Decca Information. Between 1965 and 1969, mainly focusing on big ballads, she experienced Best 20 US nation chart strikes with ‘Baby’, ‘Don’t Contact Me’, ‘Misty Blue’ and ‘Rip Period’. In 1973, she remaining Decca Information and became a member of Shannon (possessed by Jim Reeves Businesses), where she handled some minor strikes, including a high 20 duet with Bud Logan (onetime innovator of Reeves’ music group, the Blue Males) on ‘Wake Me Into Like’. Her last graph hit is at 1975 and she documented for RCA Information until 1978.

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