Fans may think they're seeing something, but indeed there was another Norma Lee in
country music. This particualr Norma Lee was entertaining fans in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
in the mid-1950s. According to an article by Jody Schroeder, she was born
it appears in 1938 in the town of Wellston, Oklahoma.
She began singing at an early age, but her first public appearance was over radio station
KLPR in Oklahoma City where she had her own radio show twice a week around 1955 or 1956.
She was also a regular act appearaing on the "Uncle Willie Show" on that same station as well.
She did regular appearances with Merle Lindsay and the Oklahoma nightriders every Saturday
night at theLindsay Ballroom.
She mentioned in one article that her inspirations were Wanda jackson and Charlene Arthur.
She shared the stage with such acts as Hank Thompson, the Wilburn Brothers, Leon McAuliffe,
George Morgan as well as her favorites, Wanda Jackson and Charlene Arthur. She also
appeared on the famed Big 'D' Jamboree in Dallas, Texas. Her television apperances up to that
time included the Jack Beasley show in Oklahoma City as well as other cities in Oklahoma.
Credits & Sources
- Melody Trails; Vol. 12 No. 6; June 1956; Ernest Tubb Fan Club; Roland, OK