28 Songs, 1 Hour 12 Minutes


About Robin Ward

Famed for the 1963 ballad "Wonderful Summer," pop singer Robin Ward was born Jacqueline McDonnell in Hawaii in 1941. Raised primarily in Nebraska, she later became a Los Angeles session vocalist under her married name, Jackie Ward; for "Wonderful Summer," her solo debut for Dot, she borrowed the name Robin from her daughter, believing it more suitable for the teen audience the record courted. A lushly dramatic classic of the girl group genre, the single reached the number 14 spot a week before the Kennedy assassination; Ward recorded five more singles for Dot but never recaptured her initial success. ~ Jason Ankeny