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Jackie DeShannon

Jackie DeShannon?, real name Sharon Lee Myers, (born August 21, 1944) is an American singer/songwriter with a string of hit song credits from the 1960s onwards. She was one of the first female singer songwriters of the rock 'n' roll period.

Sharon Myers adopted the name Jackie DeShannon?, believed to be an Irish ancestor. Record company executives at Liberty Records thought the name Sharon Myers wouldn't sell records.

Jackie DeShannon? was born in Hazel, Kentucky. The daughter of showbusiness parents, Sandra Jean and James Erwin Myers, DeShannon? was introduced to singing country tunes on a local radio show at the age of six. By the age of eleven, DeShannon? was already hosting her own radio program. Recording under various names such as Sherry Lee, Jackie Dee, and Jackie Shannon, she had little success however her interpretation...

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