Brenda Lee

American singer and recording artist

Brenda Mae Tarpley or Brenda Lee (born December 11, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American pop singer.[1] She was popular in the 1960s. She stood 4 feet 9 inches (1.45 m) tall and was called “Little Miss Dynamite” because of her strong voice.[2] She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.[2]

Brenda Lee
Lee in 1977
Lee in 1977
Background information
Birth nameBrenda Mae Tarpley
Born (1944-12-11) December 11, 1944 (age 77)
Atlanta, Georgia, US
GenresRock and Roll, Pop, Rockabilly, Country, Gospel
Years active1955–present
LabelsDecca (1959–1969)
MCA Records (1970–1991)
Warner Bros. Records (1991–1993)
Telstar Records (1994–1996)
Bear Family Records (1997–1998)
MCA Nashville (1999–present)
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  1. "Brenda Lee". Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Brenda Lee Biography". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 February 2016.


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