Jean Chapel

Real Name:Opal Jean Amburgey

American rock-a-billy and country singer and songwriter, sister of Don Chapel, Martha Carson, Minnie Chapel, and mother of Lana Chapel, married to Salty Holmes. She was born March 6, 1925 in Lester County, Kentucky and died August 19, 1995 in Port Orange, Florida. BMI IPI #: 5864978.
She had her best success as a songwriter, charting 15 songs in the U.S. (mostly on the country charts), including "Lonely Again" by Eddy Arnold which was #1 on the U.S. Country chart in 1967. "To Get to You" by Jerry Wallace rose to #12 on the U.S. Country chart in 1972. "Lay Some Happiness on Me" by Dean Martin in 1967 (co-written by Bob Jennings) was #6 on the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart.
In 1947 Opal married country musician Salty Holmes. Between 1948 and 1953 they recorded prolifically, billed as Mattie O’Neil and Salty Holmes or as Salty and Mattie. , Wikipedia
Aliases:Jean Chanel, Mattie O'Neil, Opal Jean, Opal Jean Holmes
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