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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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Rest in Peace: Mahalia Jackson died on 27th January, 1972, aged 59.

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Anybody that sings the blues is in a deep pit, yelling for help.

 

God can make you anything you want to be, but you have to put everything in his hands.

 

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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