May 30, 2012

Wilma Burgess


"Wilma Burgess (born Wilma Charlene Burgess June 11, 1939) was an American country music singer. She rose to fame in the mid 1960s and charted fifteen singles on the Billboard C&W charts between 1965 and 1975.                                      
Burgess opened a bar called The Hitching Post – described as Nashville’s first women-only bar – where she regularly performed. Burgess was openly a lesbian and preferred to record love songs with no gender-specific references. She did sometimes agree to record songs such as “Ain’t Got No Man” on condition that her producer Owen Bradley let her record a song she liked but he didn’t. Wilma Burgess died unexpectedly Monday, August 26, 2003... after suffering a massive heart attack. She was 64, and had been hospitalized for a week for tests, and had seemed to be on the road to recovery."
via the wonderful sissydude

3 comments:

Thombeau said...

Oh, yes.

normadesmond said...

what, another lipstick lesbian?

ayeM8y said...

Amazing how a little hair and makeup can transform a bull dagger into a lady.