Among the first & most successful woman songwriters of the first rock & move period, Sharon Sheeley initial earned see for penning Ricky Nelson’s 1958 chart-topping vintage “Poor Small Fool.” A 12 months afterwards, ex-boyfriend Phil Everly presented her to fellow rocker Eddie Cochran, with whom she co-wrote the oft-covered traditional “Somethin’ Else”; right now Cochran’s fiancee, within the springtime of 1960 she travelled with him and Gene Vincent on the riotously well-received tour of Britain, but on the way to London the threesome’s car crashed — Sheeley and Vincent survived, but Cochran passed away at age just 21. Time for the U.S. she partnered with songwriter Jackie DeShannon, collaborating in the Brenda Lee strikes “Dum Dum” and “Center at hand”; their various other initiatives included Irma Thomas’ “Breakaway” (afterwards revived by Tracey Ullman), the Fleetwoods’ “(He’s) THE FANTASTIC Impostor” as well as the Kalin Twins’ “Difficulty.” Sheeley also mentored aspiring pop vocalist Adam Marcus Smith, whom she rechristened P.J. Proby honoring a former sweetheart. Later wedded to Jimmy O’Neill, emcee of television’s Shindig!, Sheeley generally vanished in the spotlight because the 1960s advanced; in middle-2000, the United kingdom label RPM released Songwriter, a assortment of classic demos recorded by way of a studio room group including then-unknown guitarist Glen Campbell, bassist David Gates, keyboardist Leon Russell and drummer Hal Blaine.
|1||How Sharon and Eddie Cochran became boyfriend and girlfriend formed the basis of one of a series of wildly successful television advertisements for Levi's 501 jeans in the mid-1980's. The story goes that she wore jeans after failing to attract his attention in dresses. As was to happen with the other adverts' soundtracks, to coincide with this advertisement, Eddie's single, "Come on Everybody" was re-released.|
|2||Sheeley wrote "Poor Little Fool" while still in high school in Newport Beach, California. Ricky Nelson recorded it in 1958 and it soared in the charts. She was the girlfriend of Eddie Cochran, riding with him in the taxi that crashed April 16, 1960, near Bath, England. The crash injured her (breaking her pelvis). It killed Cochran. She helped start the mid-1960s ABC network musical show Shindig! (1964) with her then-husband Jimmy O'Neill, the series host.|
|3||Has a son named Shannon Burg.|
|4||She and singer Gene Vincent survived car crash in 1960 in England, which killed her boyfriend guitarist Eddie Cochran, at age 21.|
|5||Best known for writing #1 song "Poor Little Fool", which Ricky Nelson took to the top of the charts in 1958. She later co-wrote many other hits with Jackie DeShannon.|
|New Girl||2014||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place||2011||Documentary writer: "Breakaway" - as Sharon Sheeley|
|Willkommen Österreich||2010||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Fringe||2009||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|The Secret Life of Bees||2008||writer: "Breakaway" 1964 - as Shari Sheeley|
|If It Ain't Stiff||2007||TV Movie documentary writer: "Breakaway"|
|Weltberühmt in Österreich - 50 Jahre Austropop||2006||TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode|
|Cold Case||2004||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Led Zeppelin DVD||2003||Video documentary writer: "Something Else"|
|Reeseville||2003||writer: "Heart in Hand" - as Shari Sheeley|
|7th Heaven||2000||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Nurse Betty||2000||writer: "Poor Little Fool"|
|Breast Men||1997||TV Movie writer: "Somethin' Else"|
|White Squall||1996||writer: "SOMETHIN' ELSE"|
|Signs of Life||1989||writer: "Love Again"|
|Dolly||1988||TV Series writer - 2 episodes|
|Love Potion||1987||writer: "SOMETHIN' ELSE"|
|Sid and Nancy||1986||writer: "Somethin' Else"|
|Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style||1983||Video documentary writer: "Somethin' Else" - uncredited|
|Diner||1982||writer: "Somethin' Else"|
|Top of the Pops||1979||TV Series writer - 5 episodes|
|American Graffiti||1973||writer: "The Great Imposter"|
|Playboy After Dark||1969||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Hollywood a Go Go||1965||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Shindig!||1965||TV Series writer - 2 episodes|
|Arena||1982||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|Dream Girl of '67||1967||TV Series||Herself - Fashion Hostess|
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