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Jackie DeShannon

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Vocalist and songwriter Jackie DeShannon offers quite a music legacy. Her early singles crafted doo wop to smart lyrics. She toured using the Beatles in 1964 and a lot more than kept her personal. She wrote tunes with Randy Newman and Jimmy Web page. She sang with Vehicle Morrison. She was one of the primary artists to understand that folk and pop can work collectively and was a behind-the-scenes innovator within the creation of folk-rock. And she achieved it all with design and grace, performing with an attractive, husky voice filled with energetic enthusiasm and writing tunes that gracefully belied the art in it. By all accounts she ought to be children name rather than just a well known rock & move footnote. Created Sharon Lee Meyers in Hazel, KY on August 21, 1944, she was performing nation songs on an area radio display by enough time she was six yrs . old. By 11, she was hosting her personal show within the train station, and had been single-minded in regards to a profession in music. Following the family members relocated to Illinois, Myers continuing to just work at performing and songwriting, and documented local singles under numerous names as an adolescent, including edges as Jackie Dee and Jackie Shannon. Her variations of a set of nation songs, “Friend” and “Problems,” captured the hearing of rocker Eddie Cochran, who wanted her out and launched her to his sweetheart, vocalist and songwriter Sharon Sheeley. Sheeley and Myers started writing songs collectively, including “I Like Anastasia” (popular for the Fleetwoods) and “Dum Dum” (popular for Brenda Lee). Myers authorized a recording agreement with Liberty Information in 1960. By this aspect she acquired grafted the brands Jackie Dee and Jackie Shannon collectively to become referred to as Jackie DeShannon, and it had been under that name that her good debut solitary, “Lonely Woman,” appeared later on that yr. Although she continuing to release good singles, like the Sonny Bono/Jack port Nitzsche traditional “Fine needles and Pins” and her personal “When You Walk in the area,” which innovatively merged folk-rock having a Phil Spector-like Wall structure of Sound set up (both songs had been later big strikes for the Searchers), she just had moderate achievement on the graphs. But DeShannon, apart from her apparent talents like a article writer and vocalist, was also a stunning blonde with a lot of awesome charisma, and Liberty Information was well alert to it, and trapped with her despite the fact that she wasn’t achieving the the surface of the graphs. Internet dating Elvis Presley for a while didn’t harm her in this respect, and neither do close friendships with Ricky Nelson as well as the Everly Brothers, and she was actually cast within the teenager film Browse Party, where she was matched up with vocalist Bobby Vinton. Her biggest break arrived, though, when she opened up for the Beatles within the group’s 1st U.S. tour in 1964, along with a music group that included a Ry Cooder, she a lot more than kept her very own. That same calendar year the Byrds protected her melody “Don’t Question Yourself Babe” on the debut record for Columbia Information, which only put into her presence. DeShannon transferred briefly to Britain the next calendar year in 1965, where she started writing songs using a pre-Led Zeppelin Jimmy Web page (speculation is definitely that “Tangerine,” from Zep’s third record, is approximately DeShannon), including “Don’t Convert Your Back again on Me” and “Wish Boy.” Quickly getting an A-list songwriter, DeShannon also penned “Come and Stick with Me personally” for Marianne Faithfull, who had popular with it in both side from the Atlantic. Shifting to NY, DeShannon began composing songs using a pre-fame Randy Newman (“Do He Contact Today Mama?” and “Keep Your Head Great,” amongst others). In 1965 DeShannon finally conquered the pop graphs with her edition of Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s “What the planet Needs NOW COULD BE Like,” and 2 yrs afterwards in 1967 she performed a folksinger within the film C’mon Allow’s Live just a little, which also presented vocalist Bobby Vee. But DeShannon was hard to advertise and peg — she was certainly young and gorgeous but her organic intelligence produced her appear out of place as a teenager idol, as well as the vocalist/songwriter period — which later on made an identical artist, Carole Ruler, a huge celebrity — was still a year or two later on. DeShannon was just as much a article writer as she was a performer, nevertheless, and she remained creative and effective behind the moments. In 1969 she came back towards the pop graphs with her personal “Put just a little Love within your Heart,” pursuing it with the only real slightly less effective “Love WILL SEE a means.” DeShannon still left NY and moved to LA, putting your signature on with Atlantic Information in 1970, but although her work with the label was critically acclaimed, okay albums like Jackie as well as your Baby Is a female didn’t find large viewers. She was well reputed on the market, though, and performers like Truck Morrison, who acquired DeShannon provide back-up vocals on his Hard Nose the Highway record in 1973, had been eager to use her. But DeShannon didn’t specifically need house-to-house popularity to create her profession function — she was an achieved songwriter, and variations of her music kept striking the graphs even when she wasn’t performing them. “Bette Davis Eye,” which DeShannon co-wrote with Donna Weiss, was a big success for Kim Carnes in 1981. “Break-A-Way,” originally included in Irma Thomas in 1964, strike big inside a edition by Tracey Ullman in 1983. “Place a Little Like in Your Center” charted once again in 1989 inside a duet edition by Al Green and Annie Lennox, and once again in 1993 by Dolly Parton. Pam Tillis’ rendition of “When You Walk in the Space” topped the united states graphs in 1994. In every, an extraordinary litany of performers has recorded variations of DeShannon tracks, including Bruce Springsteen, Ella Fitzgerald, the Isley Brothers, Jim Croce, Steppenwolf, the Righteous Brothers, Karla Bonoff, Mahalia Jackson, Cher, the Carpenters, and Rita Coolidge, among numerous others. She came back in 2000 having a critically acclaimed return effort, YOU UNDERSTAND Me, however the recording — maybe predictably — didn’t connect with a big audience. This year 2010 she was inducted in to the Songwriters Hall of Popularity. DeShannon continues to be wedded since 1977 to article writer and film composer Randy Edelman.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jackie DeShannon
Profession Actor, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist
Nationality American
Spouse Randy Edelman, Bud Dain
Children Noah D. Edelman
Parents Sandra Jean, James Erwin Myers
Siblings Randy Myers
Awards Grammy Award for Song of the Year
Music Songs What the World Needs Now, Put A Little Love In Your Heart, When You Walk in the Room, Needles and Pins, Bette Davis Eyes, Come and Stay With Me, Don't Turn Your Back on Me, Lifetime of Loneliness, Did He Call Today, Mama?, Hold Your Head High, Boat to Sail, Don't Let The Flame Burn Out, You Won't Forget Me, Dream Boy, Laurel Canyon, The Weight, Only Love Can Break Your Heart, She Don't Understand Him Like I Do, Little Yellow Roses, Love Will Find a Way, Lonely Girl, Heaven Is Being With You, So Long Johnny, Nobody's Home to Go Home To, All Night Desire, Vanilla O'Lay, I Don't Think So Much Of Myself Now, Strolypso Dance, Come and Get Me, Wish I Could Find A Boy, Splendor in the Grass, Me About You
Albums New Arrangement, This Is Jackie DeShannon, Your Baby Is a Lady, Jackie... Plus, Me About You, You're the Only Dancer, In the Wind, Jackie, Put a Little Love in Your Heart, Songs, For You, When You Walk In the Room, What the World Needs Now Is Love, Songs (Deluxe Edition), Doors and Windows, Laurel Canyon, The Early Hits, To Be Free, Six String Heart, Tide, You Know Me, New Image, You Won't Forget Me, Breakin' It Up on The Beatles Tour!, What the World Needs Now Is ...: The Definitive Collection, Quick Touches, All The Love: The Lost Atlantic Recordings, Classic Masters, The Complete Singles Vol. 1 (1960-1963), The Best of Jackie Deshannon, Come and Get Me: Best of, The Complete Singles Vol. 2 (1964-1967), The Complete Singles Vol. 3 (1967-1970), Essential Early Years, The Very Best Of Jackie DeShannon, Guess Who, Lil' Bit of Gold, Don't Turn Your Back on Me, What The World Needs Now Is...Jackie DeShannon - The Definitive Collection, Are You Ready For This? (Deluxe Edition), The Very Best of, Think About You (Mono Version), The Best of the Early Years, You're the Only Dancer/Quick Touches, You Wont Forget It
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Movies Surf Party, C'mon, Let's Live a Little, The Catcher, Love-In at Ground Zero


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#Fact
1 The Byrds recorded Jackie's song "Don't Doubt Yourself, Babe" for their debut album "Mr. Tambourine Man".
2 After the song "Bette Davis Eyes" became a hit single, Bette Davis wrote letters to singer Kim Carnes and songwriters Donna Weiss and DeShannon and asked how did they know so much about her. One of the reasons Davis loved the Grammy-winning song is that her granddaughter heard it and thought her grandmother was "cool" for having a hit song written about her.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Britain's Got Talent 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
American Horror Story 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Final Girls 2015 writer: "Bette Davis Eyes"
Guapas 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Goldbergs 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
New Girl 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Eastbound & Down 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Austenland 2013 writer: "Bette Davis Eyes"
Alex Cross 2012 performer: "All Our Secrets Are the Same" / writer: "All Our Secrets Are the Same"
That's My Boy 2012 writer: "Bette Davis Eyes" - as Jackie De Shannon
Laurence Anyways 2012 writer: "Bette Davis' Eyes"
Take Me Home Tonight 2011 writer: "Bette Davis Eyes"
Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place 2011 Documentary writer: "Breakaway"
Misfits 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Raising Hope 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
La solitudine dei numeri primi 2010 writer: "Bette Davis Eyes"
True Blood 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live 1981-2009 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Qwerty TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Cyprien 2009 as De Shanon, "Bette Davis Eyes"
American Swing 2008 Documentary writer: "Am I Dreaming" - as Jackie De Shannon
The Secret Life of Bees 2008 writer: "Breakaway" 1964
Bitter & Twisted 2008 writer: "In My Time of Sorrow"
Midnight Heat 2007 writer: "Bette Davis Eyes"
If It Ain't Stiff 2007 TV Movie documentary writer: "Breakaway"
When Did You Last See Your Father? 2007 performer: "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" - as Jackie De Shannon / writer: "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" - as Jackie De Shannon
La mandrágora 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Allt om min buske 2007 writer: "Put a little love in your heart"
Guide de la petite vengeance 2006 performer: "What the World Needs Now Is Love"
RV 2006 performer: "Needles and Pins"
Heartbreak Hotel 2006 writer: "Bette Davis Eyes"
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found 2005 TV Special documentary writer: "Bette Davis Eyes" - uncredited
North Country 2005 writer: "Bette Davis Eyes"
Deutschland sucht den Superstar 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cold Case 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Canadian Idol 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Reeseville 2003 writer: "Heart in Hand" - as Jackie De Shannon
Stuart Little 2 2002 writer: "Put a Little Love in Your Heart"
Something to Remind Me 2001 TV Movie performer: "What the World Needs Now is Love" - uncredited
Duets 2000 writer: "Bette Davis Eyes" - as Jackie De Shannon
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) 2000 TV Movie documentary performer: "Glory Waves"
The Secret Life of Girls 1999 performer: "Keeper of The Dreams" / writer: "Keeper of The Dreams"
200 Cigarettes 1999 "Bette Davis Eyes"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy 1998 Video documentary writer: "Bette Davis Eyes" - uncredited
Shooting Fish 1997 performer: "What the World Needs Now Is Love"
My Best Friend's Wedding 1997 performer: "What the World Needs Now is Love"
Tohuwabohu 1997 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Senior Trip 1995 writer: "Put A Little Love In Your Heart"
All About Bette 1994 TV Movie documentary writer: "BETTE DAVIS EYES"
Forrest Gump 1994 performer: "What The World Needs Now Is Love" 1965 - as Jackie De Shannon
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1992 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
26th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1992 TV Special writer: "Put a Little Love in Your Heart"
Heartbeat 1992 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Becoming Colette 1991 lyrics: "There Was A Time" / music: "There Was A Time"
Sweet Talker 1991 writer: "Bad Water"
Drugstore Cowboy 1989 performer: "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" / writer: "Put a Little Love in Your Heart"
In Country 1989 performer: "What the World Needs Now is Love"
Scrooged 1988 writer: "Put a Little Love in Your Heart", "Put a Little Love in Your Heart Finale"
Dolly 1988 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Women in Rock 1986 Video documentary writer: "Bette Davis Eyes"
Maricela 1986 TV Movie writer: "Bette Davis Eyes"
Amo non amo 1979 performer: "I Don't Need You Anymore" US version, "Find Love" US version
The Music for UNICEF Concert: A Gift of Song 1979 TV Special writer: "Put A Little Love In Your Heart"
Who'll Stop the Rain 1978 performer: "PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART" / writer: "PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART"
The Chicken Chronicles 1977 performer: "Put A Little Love In Your Heart" - as Jackie de Shannon / writer: "Put A Little Love In Your Heart"
The Sonny and Cher Show 1976 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Ernie Sigley Show 1974 TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Graffiti 1973 writer: "The Great Imposter"
The Graham Kennedy Show 1973 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Catcher 1972 TV Movie performer: "Half Moon, Half Son>" / writer: "Half Moon, Half Son>"
Celebration at Big Sur 1971 Documentary writer: "Put a Little Love in Your Heart"
The Johnny Cash Show 1970 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
The Kraft Music Hall 1970 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Ed Sullivan Show TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1970 writer - 1 episode, 1970
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice 1969 "What the World Needs Now Is Love"
Playboy After Dark TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1969 writer - 1 episode, 1969
The Wild Wild West 1969 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 39th Annual Academy Awards 1967 TV Special performer: "My Wishing Doll"
Mi vedrai tornare 1966 writer: "LA MIA VOCE When you walk in the room" - as De Shannon
Hollywood a Go Go TV Series writer - 7 episodes, 1965 - 1966 performer - 5 episodes, 1965
Shindig! TV Series writer - 6 episodes, 1965 performer - 5 episodes, 1965 - 1966
Hullabaloo 1965 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Surf Party 1964 performer: "Glory Wave", "Never Comin' Back"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Catcher 1972 TV Movie Amy Lee Cade
The Virginian 1970 TV Series Mag Connor
The Wild Wild West 1969 TV Series Torrey Elder
The Name of the Game 1969 TV Series Leora
C'mon, Let's Live a Little 1967 Judy Grant
My Three Sons 1967 TV Series Peggy Snell
Intimacy 1966 Carrie Lane
Gilligan's Island 1965 TV Series Voice
Surf Party 1964 Junior Griffith
Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine 1963 TV Series Guest Vocalist

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Music: Burt Bacharach's Best 2013 TV Movie Herself
How the Brits Rocked America 2012 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Beatles Stories 2011 Documentary Herself
My Music: My Generation - The 60s 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself
Elvis Forever 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) 2000 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
Women in Rock 1986 Video documentary Herself
New American Bandstand 1965 1960-1980 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest / Herself
Sha Na Na 1980 TV Series Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1967-1979 TV Series Herself - Vocalist / Herself
The Jim Nabors Show 1978 TV Series Herself
The Jim Nabors Hour 1971 TV Series Herself
The Johnny Cash Show 1970 TV Series Herself - Singer
The Tim Conway Comedy Hour 1970 TV Series Herself
The Everly Brothers Show 1970 TV Series Herself
The Kraft Music Hall 1970 TV Series Herself
The Red Skelton Hour 1970 TV Series Herself - Guest Vocalist
The Ed Sullivan Show 1970 TV Series Herself - Vocalist
The Joey Bishop Show 1967-1969 TV Series Herself
Europarty 1969 TV Series Herself - Singer
The Andy Williams Show 1969 TV Series Herself
4-3-2-1 Hot and Sweet 1969 TV Series Herself - Musician
Allen Ludden's Gallery 1969 TV Series Herself
Playboy After Dark 1969 TV Series Singer
The Donald O'Connor Show 1968 TV Series Herself
It's Happening 1968 TV Series Herself
The Steve Allen Show 1968 TV Series Herself
The Woody Woodbury Show 1968 TV Series Herself
The 39th Annual Academy Awards 1967 TV Special Herself - Performer
Where the Action Is 1965-1966 TV Series Herself
Shindig! 1965-1966 TV Series Herself - Singer
Hullabaloo 1965 TV Series Herself - Singer
Hollywood a Go Go 1965 TV Series Herself - Singer / Himself - Singer / Herself
The Beat Room 1964 TV Series Herself
Juke Box Jury 1964 TV Series Herself - Panellist

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Music: '60s Girl Grooves 2013 TV Movie Herself
Shindig! Presents Groovy Gals 1991 Video documentary Herself

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#Quote
1 I was brought up with all kinds of music and it was natural for me to do anything I wanted. It's hard to believe that people would categorize you into one thing. I wanted to be an artist, just like Georgia O'Keeffe, and to be accepted for what I did. But being one of the first female singer / songwriters was a brand-new thing and people didn't know exactly what to make of it. If I came out with a [Hal David / Burt Bacharach] song like "What the World Needs Now Is Love" and followed it with "The Weight", what was that?

#Trademark
1 Sexy hoarse voice

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