|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||rockabilly rock and roll 50s country oldies rock n roll|
|Decades:||1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||discography discogs fanpage lyrics viaf wikidata wikipedia|
Giovanni Dominico Scafone Jnr., 24 January 1936, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. This distinctive, deep-voiced rock n roll and ballad singer-songwriter moved to Detroit at the age of 10, and began performing regularly with his sister Linda on the WEXL radio station. After changing his name to Jack Scott, he formed the C&W outfit Southern Drifters in 1954. Playing at local dances, the band began to introduce rock n roll numbers into their act. Scott signed to ABC Records in 1957 and his first release was the rocker Baby Shes Gone. Scott joined the recently formed Carlton label in 1958 and had a transatlantic Top 10 hit with his double-sided debut for the label, My True Love/Leroy. Always backed on records by session vocal group the Chantones, he had a further seven US Top 40 successes over the next two years, including the Top 10 hits Goodbye Baby in 1958, What In The Worlds Come...