Jackson scored an international hit with "Fujiyama Mama," cementing her as a legend in Japan. Stateside, her most memorable single was the rockabilly shuffle "Let's Have a Party," originally recorded by her former beau. Now happily married, Jackson has come to reclaim her rock-and-roll crown and sash, giving a nod to Elvis as she does so. her newest record, I Remember Elvis, features interpretations of Presley hits like "Heartbreak Hotel," but this is far from Memphis nostalgia. A living legend, Jackson was awarded the National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts, but don't stand her in a wax museum -- the woman can still break hearts.
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