Romantic Sad Sentimental. By age 11, she was hosting her own radio program. When life on the farm became too difficult, the family moved [ when? After a year, they moved to Batavia, Illinois , where she attended high school. In May , while in 8th grade, Sharon Lee Myers, then 13 years old, was featured in the local newspaper for her vocal talents and personal appearances at community gatherings, the local hospitals, and for assorted organizations.
Though only 13, the youngster can boast almost 11 years of voice training and experience and in the past she has toured most of the south making personal appearances. Also she has sung on radio with a rhythm band for 2 years and has appeared on television 3 times. According to the Batavia Herald :. Sherry Lee is a busy young lady. Following her television appearance this Saturday night, the young Batavia artist will appear at the West Aurora Junior High School auditorium on Sunday, March 4th for three shows, 2, 4, and 8 P.
She attended Batavia High School for two years — , leaving school after her sophomore year. However, her interpretations of country songs "Buddy" as Jackie Dee and "Trouble" as Jackie Shannon gained the attention of rock and roll star Eddie Cochran , who arranged for her to travel to California to meet his girlfriend, singer-songwriter Sharon Sheeley , who formed a writing partnership with DeShannon in In , DeShannon signed with Liberty Records , adopting the name Jackie DeShannon, believed to be the name of an Irish ancestor, after executives at Liberty thought the name Sharon Myers would not help sell records.
The drums drive the vocals and guitar backs DeShannon up with more dominance than maybe any album she's ever made. It throws the listener for a loop and has a different character than all the other tracks on You Know Me , but that's either the luxury or the downside of artistic freedom, take your pick.
Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. She also appeared on the television show Ready Steady Go! DeShannon continued writing and recording, but it was not until that she scored her next smash single and album, both entitled " Put a Little Love in Your Heart ".
The self-penned single co-written with her brother, Randy Myers and Jimmy Holiday sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.
Switching to Atlantic Records in and moving to Los Angeles , DeShannon recorded the critically acclaimed albums Jackie and Your Baby Is a Lady , but they failed to produce the same commercial success as previous releases.
In , she was invited by Van Morrison to sing on his album, Hard Nose the Highway singing backup on both the title track and "Warm Love". DeShannon continued to record into the 21st century. In she wrote and recorded "For Africa, In Africa," a song inspired by the urgent need for action to provide clean water for the African Continent. Using her continuing access and friendship with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr , DeShannon has appeared as a contributing entertainment broadcast correspondent reporting historical anecdotes and current touring and personal news and publicity pertaining to the two surviving Beatles for Breakfast with the Beatles on Sirius XM Satellite Radio on the weekends since October She has a brother, Randy James Myers, with whom she has sometimes written songs.
It is likely that Page wrote the song " Tangerine " which appeared on the third Led Zeppelin album after the breakup of his relationship with DeShannon in early Her first husband was Liberty Records executive Irving "Bud" Dain, whom she married on January 29, annulled in They have one son, Noah bornJackie DeShannon - Discography Jackie De Shannon A: Don't Let The Flame Burn Out [Stereo] B: Don't Let The Flame Burn Out [Mono] Amherst USA: AM Oct Promo Only 7" 0: Needles And Pins: Silver Spotlight Series USA: X 7" 1: Jackie DeShannon .