It’s easy to forget sometimes that Brenda Lee was one of the most successful female artists of the late 1950s and 1960s. She placed 53 singles in the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart during that time period, including two that reached number one.
During the fall of 1961 she released the two-sided hit, “Fool #1/Anybody But Me.” The A side reached number three on the BILLBOARD Chart and the flip climbed to number 31.
She tended to rotate booming ballads and rocking material. Her voice was a good instrument for both types of songs. After he pop career wound down during the early 1970s, she switched to country music. She was inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame in 1997.