Jackie Deshannon

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Pop Singer
Date of Birth August 21, 1941
Place of Birth Hazel, Kentucky
Age 79 years old
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Jackie DeShannon

Jackie DeShannon is an American singer-songwriter with a string of hit song credits from the 1960s onwards, as both singer and composer. She was one of the first female singer-songwriters of the rock 'n' roll period. She is best known as the singer of "What the World Needs Now Is Love" and "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" and, as the composer of "When You Walk in the Room" and "Bette Davis Eyes," which were hits for The Searchers and Kim Carnes, respectively. Since 2009, DeShannon has been an entertainment broadcast correspondent reporting Beatles band members' news for the radio program Breakfast with the Beatles.

Birth name: Sharon Lee Myers
Born: August 21, 1941
Origin: Hazel, Kentucky, U.S.
Genres: Pop
Occupation(s): Singer-songwriter, recording artist, lyricist, broadcasting
Instruments: Vocals, guitar
Years active: c. 1950–present
Labels: Liberty, Imperial, Atlantic
Associated acts: Hal David, Burt Bacharach, Ry Cooder, Jimmy Page
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About Jackie Deshannon

American singer and songwriter who had many hit songs in the 1960s, including Put a Little Love in Your Heart in 1969.

Before Fame

She starting singing country songs on a local radio station when she was six years old and hosted her own radio program when she was eleven.


She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June 2010.

Family Life

She was married twice and has a son, Noah who was born in 1978.


She once dated guitarist Jimmy Page.

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Latest information about Jackie Deshannon updated on January 26, 2021.