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I Want You To Be My Baby Lillian Briggs (Epic, 1955)

We all know that Elvis Presley was the King of Rock and Roll. Every man needs a queen. The “Queen of Rock and Roll” was Lillian Briggs. She was the first woman to achieve superstar status in the 50s rock and roll era.

The song that started her career was the 1955 jump blues hit, I Want You To Be My Baby, from her debut album. The single sold over 1 million copies, hitting #18 on Billboard’s Hot 100.

Briggs continued to record and perform around the globe until the early 1970s. She relocated to Miami Beach to co-partner in Turnberry Isle, a mixed-use luxury condominium resort. She was lucky enough to achieve success in a second career. At age 65, on April 11, 1998, Briggs died of lung cancer in Miami.

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