LaVern Baker's dress

Courtesy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

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LaVern Baker's Dress, 1965
This dress was a gift from singer LaVern Baker to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

More about LaVern
With "Tweedlee Dee," a huge hit single in 1954 on both the pop and R&B charts, LaVern became one of the first women to capture the essence of rock and roll. With her rich musical background and flamboyant personality, LaVern was a natural figure to help usher in the rock and roll era.