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. DeShannons 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 DeShannons London sojourn was also marked by songwriting collaborations with Jimmy Page.
Despite a succession of excellent singles,...
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