Donna Fargo life and biography

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Donna Fargo biography

Date of birth : 1945-11-10
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Mount Airy, North carolina
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-02-02
Credited as : Country music singer, and songwriter, The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.

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Donna Fargo , born Yvonne Vaughan is an American country music singer-songwriter, who is best-known for a series of Top 10 country hits in the 1970s. These include "The Happiest Girl In the Whole USA" and "Funny Face," which both became crossover pop hits in 1972.

In the early '70s, Donna Fargo was an unusual country star for a couple of reasons. She was one of the few female country singers to write her own material, and one of the few country singers of any sort to cross over to the pop charts in a big way, which she did in 1972 with "The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A." (number 11) and "Funny Face" (number five). She never made the pop Top 40 again, but placed over a dozen more singles in the country Top Ten in the '70s, most written by herself. As an artist, she was squarely in the mainstream, her slightly lisping voice delivering upbeat, sweetly produced homilies to romance, home, and America. She faded after developing multiple sclerosis in 1979, although she continued writing and performing.

Singles:

1967 "Would You Believe a Lifetime" ; "You Reach for the Bottle" ; "Kinda Glad in Me"
1968 "Daddy"
1969 "Wishful Thinkin'"
1972 "The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A." ; "Funny Face" ; "Superman"
1973 "You Were Always There" ; "Little Girl Gone"
1974 "I'll Try a Little Bit Harder" ; "You Can't Be a Beacon If Your Light Don't Shine" ; "US of A"
1975 "It Do Feel Good" ; "Hello Little Bluebird" ; "Whatever I Say (Means I Love You)" ; "What Will the New Year Bring"
1976 "You're Not Charlie Brown" ; "Mr. Doodles" ; "I've Loved You All of the Way" ; "Don't Be Angry" ; "Mockingbird Hill"
1977 "I'd Love You to Want Me" ; "That Was Yesterday" ; "Shame on Me" ; "Do I Love You (Yes in Every Way)"
1978 "Raga Muffin Man" ; "Another Goodbye" ; "Somebody Special"
1979 "Daddy" (re-recording) ; "Preacher Berry"
1980 "Walk on By" ; "Land of Cotton" ; "Seeing Is Believing"
1981 "Lone Star Cowboy" ; "Jacamo" ; "The Baptism of Jesse Taylor" ; "Say I Do"
1982 "It's Hard to Be a Dreamer (When I Used to Be the Dream)" ; "Did We Have to Go This Far (To Say Goodbye)"
1983 "Sign of the Times"
1984 "My Heart Will Always Belong to You"
1986 "Woman of the Eighties" ; "Me and You"
1991 "Soldier Boy"
2008 "We Can Do Better in America"

Listen here to Donna Fargo - The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A single:



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