Jackie DeShannon

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": 60s female vocalists soul singer-songwriter pop oldies Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Sharon Lee Myers, 21 August 1944, Hazel, Kentucky, USA. This highly talented singer and songwriter was introduced to gospel, country and blues styles whilst still a child. She was actively performing by the age of 15 and, having travelled to Los Angeles, commenced a recording career in 1960 with a series of releases on minor labels. DeShannon’s collaborations with Sharon Sheeley resulted in several superior pop songs including ‘Dum Dum’ and ‘Heart In Hand’ for Brenda Lee and ‘Trouble’ for the Kalin Twins. DeShannon then forged equally fruitful partnerships with Jack Nitzsche and Randy Newman, the former of which spawned ‘When You Walk In The Room’, a 1964 smash for the Searchers. Resultant interest in the UK inspired several television appearances and DeShannon’s London sojourn was also marked by songwriting collaborations with Jimmy Page.

Despite a succession of excellent singles,...

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