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Jan Howard
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Vocalist
    (March 13, 1929-March 28, 2020)
    Born in West Plains, Missouri
    Birth name was Lula Grace Johnson
    Recorded the singles ‘The One You Slip Around With’ (1959), ‘I Wish I Was a Single Girl Again’ (1963), ‘Evil on Your Mind’ (1966), ‘Bad Seed’ (1966), ‘Count Your Blessings, Woman’ (1968), ‘My Son’ (1968), ‘We Had All the Good Things Going’ (1969), and ‘Rock Me Back to Little Rock’ (1970)
    Dueted with Bill Anderson on the singles ‘For Loving You’ (1967), ‘If It’s All the Same to You’ (1969), ‘Someday We’ll Be Together’ (1970), and ‘Dis-Satisfied’ (1971)
    She was married and divorced four times.
    After she divorced her third husband, songwriter Harland Howard, she started an affair with her married divorce attorney.
    She frequently suffered from depression.
    She attempted suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills (1962).
    She was raped as a pre-teen by a friend of the family.
    Her first husband was abusive; she fled with her three sons after he held a butcher’s knife to her throat
    Her second marriage broke up after she discovered her husband was bigamously married to another woman.
    She suffered a miscarriage.
    She had a daughter who died shortly after birth (1954).
    She was named most promising female country singer by both Billboard and Cash Box (1960).
    Her oldest son Jimmy was killed in battle in Vietnam (1968).
    Her youngest son David committed suicide (1972).
    She received the Gold Medal of Merit from the Veterans of Foreign Wars for her fundraising on behalf of veterans.

Credit: C. Fishel


    For 2020, as of last week, Out of 153 Votes: 50.98% Annoying
 
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