Jeanne Black

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Jeanne Black
Birth nameGloria Jeanne Black
Born(1937-10-25)October 25, 1937
Pomona, California, U.S.
DiedOctober 23, 2014(2014-10-23) (aged 76)
Orem, Utah, U.S.
GenresRock and roll, country, pop
Years active1956 – late 1960s
LabelsCapitol Records

Gloria Jeanne Black (October 25, 1937 – October 23, 2014) was an American country music singer.

Life and career[edit]

Gloria Jeanne Black was born 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][3] 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 R&B Singles chart, No. 6 on the Country chart, and No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[4] The song reached No. 41 in the UK Singles Chart and sold over one million copies globally,[5] earning gold disc status.[1] Black was unable to repeat the success of the single, and is sometimes regarded as a "one-hit wonder."

Personal life[edit]

Black was married to actor and director Mark Shipley. Together they had six children; Eric, Laurel, Angela, Jared, Josh and Tannie Shipley

She remarried guitarist and songwriter Billy Strange. She died on October 23, 2014, two days before her 77th birthday.[6] She was the sister of country music singer Janie Black.



Year Album Record label
1960 A Little Bit Lonely Capitol Records


Year Title Peak chart
Record Label B-side Album
US[7] Country R&B UK
1960 "He'll Have to Stay" 4 6 11 41 Capitol Records "Under Your Spell Again" A Little Bit Lonely
"Lisa" 43 "Journey of Love"
"You'll Find Out" "Sleep Walkin'"
"Oh, How I Miss You Tonight" 63 "A Little Bit Lonely"
1961 "Don't Speak to Me" "When You're Alone"
"The Commandments of Love" "Jimmy Love"
"Heartbreak U.S.A." "His Own Little Island"
1962 "Guessin' Again" "A Letter to Anya"

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London, UK: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 121. ISBN 0-214-20512-6.
  2. ^ Jeanne Black Biography,
  3. ^ Jeanne Black live with Speedy West steel guitar, Cliffie Stone's Hometown Jamboree, 1957
  4. ^ Billboard Singles,
  5. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London, UK: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 59. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  6. ^ "Gloria "Jeanne" Black Shipley". November 4, 2014.
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2011). Top Pop Singles 1955–2010. Record Research, Inc. p. 86. ISBN 0-89820-188-8.