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Jackie Leven

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The very first officially released saving by Scottish cult star Jackie Leven (given birth to in Fife on June 18, 1950), a musician that has drawn from folk, punk, blues, nation, as well as the music of his Celtic heritage, was issued under another name. Control, an record released in 1971, was acknowledged towards the pseudonym John St. Field. Years afterwards, he produced and fronted Doll by Doll, a punk-spirited music group that released four albums from 1979 through 1982. Following its demise, Leven strike a streak of misfortune — his partner still left him for the Dalai Lama’s bodyguard, for example — along with a flirtation with medications became a full-on cravings. Ultimately, he got clean and resided to sing about his issues on his 1994 debut for Food preparation Vinyl, The Secret of Love Is normally HIGHER THAN the Secret of Loss of life, which tripped a prolific operate; on through the first 2000s, Leven documented well over twelve albums for the unbiased label, including Forbidden Music from the Dying Western world (1995), Shining Sibling Glowing Sister (2003), and Elegy for Johnny Money (2005). (Food preparation Vinyl fabric also reissued Control through the early section of this stage.) He was therefore successful during his forties and fifties, actually, that some produces surfaced under another alias, Sir Vincent Lone, along with a enthusiast membership dubbed The Haunted Valley offered as an electric outlet for public bootlegs as well as other tasks. Leven passed away on November 14, 2011 following a prolonged struggle with prostate cancers. He was 61.

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Full Name Jackie Leven
Died November 14, 2011, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Profession Singer, Songwriter
Nationality Scottish
Music Groups Doll by Doll
Music Songs Some Ancient Misty Morning, Call Mother a Lonely Field, Working Alone, a Blessing, Marble City Bar, Another Man's Rain, Young Male Suicide Blessed by Invisible Woman, Poortoun, Birds Leave Shadows, Classic Northern Diversions, I Say a Little Prayer, Leven's Lament, Men In Prison, A Little Voice in Space, The Sexual Loneliness of Jesus Christ, Stornoway Girl, Main Travelled Roads, Desolation Blues, Shadow in My Eye, Elegy for Johnny Cash, Defending Ancient Springs, You've Lost That Loving Feeling, Song for Bass Guitar and Death, One Long Cold Morning, Jim O' Windygates, Stranger on the Square, Universal Blue, Friendship Between Men & Women, Gylen Gylen, Empty in Soho Square, Blue Soul Dark Road, Come Back Early or Never Come, Irresistible Romance
Albums Forbidden Songs of the Dying West, The Mystery of Love Is Greater Than the Mystery of Death, Fairy Tales for Hard Men, Night Lilies, Shining Brother Shining Sister, Lovers at the Gun Club, Creatures of Light & Darkness, Oh What a Blow That Phantom Dealt Me!, For Peace Comes Dropping Slow, Songs for Lonely Americans, Control, The Argyll Cycle, Volume One, The Haunted Year - Autumn, The Haunted Year - Spring, The Haunted Year - Winter, Only The Ocean Can Forgive, Defending Ancient Springs, The Haunted Year - Summer, When the Bridegroom Comes (Songs for Women), Troubadour Heart, Gothic Road, Control (1971), Songs from the Argyll Cycle, Vol. 1, Man Bleeds in Glasgow, Barefoot Days, Chip Pan Fire, The Wanderer, Elegy for Johnny Cash, Songs From the Argyll Cycle, Heroes Can Be Any Size, My Spanish Dad, One Long Cold Morning, The Right to Remain Silent


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