Jayne County

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Jayne County (born Wayne County; 1947) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and record producer whose career has spanned five decades. She was the vocalist of influential proto-punk band Wayne County & the Electric Chairs and has been known for her outrageous and unpredictable stage antics, she went on to become rock's first transgender singer.

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 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 "Are You 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.

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Discography

Album

Year Title RatingReleases
1989 Betty Grable's Legs! 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
So New York 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
Wash Me in the Blood (Of Rock & Roll) 1

Single

Year Title RatingReleases
1988 Time Machine 1

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