STAFFORD, Jo [1917-2006] -- American singer, Grammy Award
Grammy Award (1961)
She was a gifted vocalist, with perfect pitch.
She sang traditional pop music and jazz standards from the late 1930s to the early 1960s.
Stafford was greatly admired for the purity of her voice and was considered one of the most versatile vocalists of the era.
She was also viewed as a pioneer of modern musical parody, having won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album in 1961 (with husband Paul Weston) for their album Jonathan and Darlene Edwards in Paris.
She was also the first female to have a No 1 on the UK Singles Chart.
- Husband: ¤WESTON, Paul [1912-1996] American musician, Grammy Award