Brenda Mae Tarpley (born December 11, 1944), known as Brenda Lee, is an American performer and the top-charting female vocalist of the 1960s. She sang rockabilly, pop and country music, and had 47 US chart hits during the 1960s, and is ranked fourth in that decade surpassed only by Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Ray Charles. She is best known for her 1960 hit "I'm Sorry", and 1958's "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree", a US holiday standard for more than 50 years.
A lot of people thought I'd died, because of your coverage, they know I'm still around.
I've spent an awful lot of my time in the air. I've had everything happen to me in a plane that could happen. Except a crash.
I wasn't aware of it at the time, but I was a big favorite with the Mafia.
|Song Title||Year Released *||Song Rank|
|Break It To Me Gently||1991||59,979|
|Frosty The Snowman||1999||120,004|
|I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus||1995||125,040|
|Jingle Bell Rock||1999||20,112|
|Rocking Around the Christmas Tree||2011||24,079|
|All Alone Am I||1963||97,803|
|I Want To Be Wanted||2006||137,949|
|Full Name at Birth||Brenda Mae Tarpley|
|Date of Birth||December 11, 1944|
|Height||4' 9" (145 cm)|
|Hair Color||Dyed Blonde|
|Claim to Fame||Rockin` Around the Christmas Tree|
|Music Style||Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll, Country-Pop, Rockabilly, Early Pop/Rock, Nashville Sound/Countrypolitan, AM Pop|
|Music Mood||Carefree, Exuberant, Cheerful, Confident, Brash, Boisterous, Plaintive, Restrained, Aggressive, Poignant, Rousing, Gentle, Playful, Passionate, Wistful, Energetic, Dramatic, Lively, Fun|
|Mother||Annie Grayce Yarbrough|