Jim Dandy Mangrum Musical artist

James Mangrum, better known as Jim "Dandy" Mangrum (born March 30, 1948), is the lead singer and frontman for the American Southern rock band Black Oak Arkansas. He is noted for his raspy voice, long hair, and wild, sexually-explicit stage antics which sometimes included miming sex with a washboard which he often uses to accompany his singing. His stage persona is credited as having been a major influence on Van Halen vocalist David Lee Roth.

Personal facts

Jim Dandy Mangrum
Birth dateMarch 30, 1948
Birth place
Benton Harbor Michigan


Musical artist

Career started1965
associated musical artist
Black Oak Arkansas
BackgroundSolo singer
Southern rock

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