Talk:Jackie DeShannon

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"Needles..." and "When You Walk..."[edit]

The article is misleading. While Jackie's versions of "Needles and Pins" and "When You Walk in the Room" were both hits in the USA, they were not "major." Also, it sounds as if The Searchers' remakes had success only on the UK charts, when, in fact, both went on the become sizable hits in the USA, both outperforming the earlier DeShannon versions.

Super. Make the change and add a reference, please. Luigibob 10:25, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

Accurate Chart Information[edit]

After reading this article, I'm confused by the following contradiction: Under Hit love songs it says, In late 1965, DeShannon recorded Burt Bacharach and Hal David's "What the World Needs Now Is Love" and it provided her first Number 1 hit... However under U.S. Chart Singles as a Recording Artist the article contradicts itself with, "What The World Needs Now Is Love" #7, May 1965 Which is it? A number one hit or a number seven hit? A blatant error (even if the result of simple typo) makes the rest of the article's information suspect. 66.17.118.207 13:16, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

Okay. MAke it right...And place references if needed, please. Luigibob 10:25, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

There is also a difficulty with the cited usage of her recording, "What the World Needs Now", as being used in the film, "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice". Following the imbedded link to the movie article, it states that the soundtrack recording of the song was performed by Merrilee Rush.Jkolak (talk) 06:55, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Jackiedeshannon.jpg[edit]

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Songwriter vs. performer[edit]

It would be nice to have a compact list of songs that she wrote, separate from hit singles as a performer. The distinctions are blurred in this article.

"Break-a-way" was a hit for Irma Thomas around 1965...not sure how major or minor. Same song as the one Tracey Ullman had a hit with later on. Sojambi Pinola (talk) 17:06, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Dating Elvis[edit]

Jackie has stated before that she did NOT date Elvis Presley (http://jackiedeshannon.tripod.com/jdsas021905.html) This information should be removed or amended. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 59.101.176.178 (talk) 07:18, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

Year of birth[edit]

According to the following sources, Sharon Lee Myers was 13 years old (and in 8th grade) in May 1955, and 14 years old in March 1956, which means that she was born in 1941 (not 1944 as stated in the article):—

  • "Sharon Lee Myers, Only 13, Is Talented Batavia Vocalist." Batavia Herald [Batavia, Ill.], 5 May 1955, p. 1
  • "Batavia Banter: On Television Show." Batavia Herald [Batavia, Ill.], 1 March 1956, p. 12

PlaysInPeoria (talk) 19:36, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

Discography needs work[edit]

A number of singles—or rather individual songs from singles—are missing from the discography. In addition, the discography would benefit from label, number, and even format information. (At least one of DeShannon's records was issued in 78 rpm.) In the hope that it is not inappropriate to add B sides to the discography—only one B side currently appears in the article, in a separate chart—I started to add songs found in "Sweet Sherry: The Early Recording Career of Jackie DeShannon" by Pete Lerner to the main Singles chart, and I added this useful source to the External Links section. Lerner also provides additional evidence that Sherry Lee Myers was born in 1941, and identifies a very early song recorded in 1958 as Jackie Dee, but not released until 2002 as part of a compilation album. PlaysInPeoria (talk) 03:13, 1 April 2013 (UTC)