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Mahalia Jackson (məˈheɪljə mə-HAYL-yə; October 26, 1911 – January 27, 1972) was an American gospel singer. Possessing a powerful contralto voice, she was referred to as "The Queen of Gospel". Jackson became one of the most influential gospel singers in the world and was...Wikipedia

Age: 59 (age at death)
Born: 26th October, 1912, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Died: 27th January, 1972, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height: Height Unknown
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Queen of Gospel Music

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My hands, my feet, I throw my whole body to say all that is within me.

 

Gospel music rhythms are not African in origin, although I know that`s what the jazz experts say.

 

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 (under the category Early Influence).

 

She appears on a 32 cent U.S. postage stamp, in the Legends of American Music series, that debuted 7/15/98 in New Orleans, LA.

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