Assignment #7 – Written – Level 2

Our next written assignment is to research Brenda Lee. You will need to write a 5 – 7 complete sentence paragraph and should follow the rubric posted on my teacher page. You should post your answer in the comment section of this page, email it to me, or bring me a hard copy by:
Monday October 13, 2014 by 11:59 pm.
The assignment is worth 10 points.

Love you more than really good organic red peppers.

Mrs. R.

6 thoughts on “Assignment #7 – Written – Level 2

  1. Brenda was born Brenda Mae Tarpley on December 11, 1944 in the charity ward of Grady Memorial Hospital (part of Emory University Hospital complex) in Atlanta, Georgia. Her mother, Grayce Yarbrough Tarpley Rainwater, today resides in Lithonia, Georgia. Her father, Ruben Lindsey Tarpley, was a carpenter and semi-professional baseball player. He was killed in a construction accident in May 1953. Brenda has two sisters and a brother. Her sisters Linda (born in 1942) and Robyn (born in 1955) and her brother Randall (born in 1949) still live in Georgia.

  2. Breda Lee was a top trending artist in the 1960s and was born in 1944. Her best known songs are “I’m sorry” and “Rockin Around The Christmas Tree.” Her populatiry faded in the late 1960s as her voice matured, but her career was still successful. She went back to her roots as a country singer. Nowadays, she continues to record, perform, and tour.

  3. Brenda Mae Tarpley (born December 11, 1944), is an American country-pop singer. She was popular during the 1950s and 1960s. In the 1960s she had more hits than any other woman, and only three male singers/groups such as Elvis Presley, Ray Charles and The Beatles. When she was 6, she won a singing contest which was sponsored by the elementary schools. During Christmas 1958, she released “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” which sold 5,000 copies during its initial release. Brenda Lee was full of success on the charts in the late 1950s through the mid 1960s with rockabilly and roll styled songs.

  4. Brenda Lee is an American performer who was a top charting vocalist of the 1960’s. She was born on December 11, 1944 in Atlanta Georgia. She grew up to have 47 US chart hits during the 60’s and ranked fourth in that decade surpassed only by Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and Ray Charles. She is most famously known for her songs “I’m Sorry” and “Rockin Around the Christmas Tree.” Sadly Lee became less and less popular as her voice began to mature in the late 60’s. However she continued with a successful recording career by returning to her roots of country music between the 70’s and 80’s. She went on to earn a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and is still alive today living in Nashville, Tennessee.

  5. Benda lee was born December 11, 1944 and is an American performer and the top-charting female vocalist of the 1960s. She sang a variety of genres ranging from rockabilly, pop and country music. She is best known for her 1960 hit “I’m Sorry”, and 1958’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”, a US holiday standard for more than 50 years.
    Lee’s popularity faded in the late 1960s as she matured, but she continued a successful recording career by returning to her roots as a country singer. She had a string of hits through the 1970s and 1980s. Brenda currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

  6. Brenda Mae Tarpley, formerly known as Brenda Lee, is an American performer that sings rockabilly, pop, and country music. She has 47 US chart hits in the 1960s. Brenda is well known for her hit “I’m Sorry,” and “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree”, which has been a US holiday favorite for over fifty years.

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