Jeanne Black

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Jeanne Black
Birth name Gloria Jeanne Black
Born (1937-10-25) October 25, 1937 (age 76)
Pomona, California, United States
Genres Rock and roll, country, pop
Occupations Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1956 – late 1960s
Labels Capitol Records

Jeanne Black Strange, best known as Jeanne Black, is an American country music singer.

Life and career[edit]

Black was born Gloria Jeanne Black on October 25, 1937,[1] in Pomona, California. She first gained wide exposure singing on Cliffie Stone's television program Hometown Jamboree, from 1956 to 1959.[2] Following this, she sang in Nevada, on the Las Vegas Strip and in Tahoe. She signed with Capitol Records in 1960 and released the single "He'll Have to Stay" later that year. The song, which was an answer record to Jim Reeves's hit "He'll Have to Go," was a hit in the US. The song peaked at No. 11 on the Black Singles chart, No. 6 on the Country chart, and No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[3] The song reached No. 41 in the UK Singles Chart and sold over one million copies globally,[4] earning gold disc status.[1]

Black was unable to repeat the success of the single, and is sometimes regarded as a "one-hit wonder."

Prior to his death in February 2012, Black was married to the guitarist and songwriter Billy Strange.



Year Album Label
1960 A Little Bit Lonely Capitol


Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country US R&B
1960 "He'll Have to Stay" 4 6 11 A Little Bit Lonely
"Lisa" 43
"Oh, How I Miss You Tonight" 63 Single only

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 121. ISBN 0-214-20512-6. 
  2. ^ Biography,
  3. ^ Billboard Singles,
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 59. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2011). Top Pop Singles 1955–2010. Record Research, Inc. p. 86. ISBN 0-89820-188-8.