|Birth name||Gloria Jeanne Black|
|Born||October 25, 1937|
Pomona, California, U.S.
|Died||October 23, 2014 (aged 76)|
Orem, Utah, U.S.
|Genres||Rock and roll, country, pop|
|Years active||1956 – late 1960s|
Gloria Jeanne Black (October 25, 1937 – October 23, 2014) was an American country music singer.
Life and career
She first gained wide exposure singing on Cliffie Stone's television program Hometown Jamboree, from 1956 to 1959. 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. The song reached No. 41 in the UK Singles Chart and sold over one million copies globally, earning gold disc status. Black was unable to repeat the success of the single, and is sometimes regarded as a "one-hit wonder."
Black was married to actor and director Mark Shipley. Together they had six children; Eric, Laurel, Angela, Jared, Josh and Tannie Shipley
|1960||A Little Bit Lonely||Capitol Records|
|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"|
- Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London, UK: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 121. ISBN 0-214-20512-6.
- Jeanne Black Biography, Allmusic.com
- Jeanne Black live with Speedy West steel guitar, Cliffie Stone's Hometown Jamboree, 1957
- Billboard Singles, Allmusic.com
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London, UK: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 59. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- "Gloria "Jeanne" Black Shipley". heraldextra.com. November 4, 2014.
- Whitburn, Joel (2011). Top Pop Singles 1955–2010. Record Research, Inc. p. 86. ISBN 0-89820-188-8.