Lillian Briggs (b. Lillian Biggs, June 3, 1932 - d. Apr. 11, 1998) was the first female American Rock & Roll performer to achieve super star staus at the dawn of the genre. Billboard Magazine initially crowned her "The Queen of Rock & Roll" at the same time Elvis was "The King". Lillian Briggs was raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania. In the early 1950s she worked as a truck driver and played trombone in the band she formed called The Downbeats. In 1952 she joined Joy Cayler's All-Girl Orchestra.