Lynn, Barbara

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Barbara Lynn
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Lynn, Barbara Gender: F
Barbara Lynn Ozen
born on 16 January 1942 at 17:30 (= 5:30 PM )
Place Beaumont, Texas, 30n05, 94w06
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 26°14' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 27°21 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 25°08'


American Country-Western singer raised appropriately in Texas. Lynn began writing songs as a young teenager and dreamed of being the female Elvis Presley. The left-hander taught herself to play the guitar, and by the time she graduated from Hebert High School in 1960, she had enough songs to release an album. Huey P. Meaux, a music entrepreneur, spotted her in a local club and helped launch her career.

At age 18, she recorded her debut single, "You’ll Lose a Good Thing," a hit which sold a million copies and became her signature song. She performed on American Bandstand and toured the world with such legends as Otis Redding and James Brown. In 1966, she had a minor hit with "You Left the Water Running" and disappeared from public view. She didn’t resurface until 1994 when she was given the Pioneer Award by the Rhythm and Blues Foundation, and shortly thereafter, she resumed her recording career with the release of "So Good."

Lynn married at age 28. She had three children, and is the grandmother of five. Her husband died during the mid-1990s, and after his death, she moved back to her hometown to be near her mother.

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  • Social : End a program of study 1960 (Graduated from high school)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1966 (Minor hit before sabbitical)
  • Work : Prize 1994 (Pioneer Award from the Rhythym and Blues Foundation)

Source Notes

Steinbrecher quotes B.R.


  • Traits : Body : Handedness (Left)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Over 20 years)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (Five grandchildren)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work (International performances)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Country-Western
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Guitar)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer (Prolific)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Pioneer Award)