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Jayne County

American singer, songwriter, actress and record producer

Jayne County

American singer, songwriter, actress and record producer
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birthday
13th
July, 1947
Birth Place
Dallas, Georgia, U.S.
Birth Sign
cancer
Biography

Jayne Rogers, better known by her stage name Jayne County is an American singer, songwriter, actress and record producer whose career has spanned six decades. Under the name Wayne County (inspired by Wayne County, Michigan), she was the vocalist of influential proto-punk band Wayne County & the Electric Chairs who became known for their campy and foul-mouthed ballads, glam punk inspired songs, and image which was heavily influenced by Jackie Curtis and the Theatre of the Ridiculous. County in particular was known for her outrageous and unpredictable stage antics as well as possessing a distinctive singing voice. She went on to become rock’s first openly transgender singer, and adopted the stage name Jayne County.
County’s music has encompassed a number of styles over the course of her career, including glam punk, punk rock, blues rock, and boogie-woogie. County did not think her birth name Wayne Vernoy Rogers “sounded very glamorous” and decided to adopt the name of the county in which Detroit was located because she admired bands from that city “like Iggy [Pop] and all those people.” Though she has never been a commercial success, she has been an influence on a number of musicians including David Bowie, the Ramones, Patti Smith, Pete Burns and Lou Reed, and many of County’s songs have become well-known, including “Man Enough to Be a Woman”, “Fuck Off”, “Stuck on You,” and “Night Time”. Pianist Jools Holland’s first studio outing was with County on her single “Fuck Off”. She also appeared as an actress at Andy Warhol’s Factory and had a brief association with David Bowie during the 1970s. County played Lounge Lizard in the first punk rock film, Derek Jarman’s Jubilee, and the band performed “Paranoia Paradise”, which also appeared on the Jubilee Soundtrack album, released by Polydor UK in 1978. Wayne County and the Electric Chairs were supported by The Police during their 1977 tour of Holland, later recruiting Police guitarist Henry Padovani on rhythm guitar.

instruments played
Harmonica
percussion
Vocals
Associated Acts

Queen Elizabeth Wayne County & The Backstreet Boys Wayne County & the Electric Chairs Jayne County & The Electric Chairs Jayne County & the Electrick Queers Jayne County & the JC5

Genres

Proto-punk glam punk punk rock blues rock boogie-woogie

Labels

Safari Attic Revolver Jungle ESP Royalty Fang Get Back Ratcage Munster Poptown Captain Trip Captain Oi!

Occupations

Musician singer songwriter record producer actress DJ Artist

Name

Jayne County

Nationality

United States of America

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