The magazine of the Jackie de Shannon Appreciation Society
Volume 2 - Number 5
Wow! What an exciting time for fans of Jackie DeShannon! Three new Jackie-related CDs, including Jackies first CD of original songs in over twenty years. You will find my review in this issue. But as I'm sure all of you will purchase this CD yourselves, please send in your own comments and opinions for publication in the next issue. You can email us at email@example.com, or post to us at the JDSAS address.
Along with the new release, Jackie is making some personal appearances. The first was a CD signing at the Sunset Blvd. Tower Records in Los Angeles on October 6. And for all you lucky Angelenos, you will also have an opportunity to see Jackie perform live at the Whiskey A-Go-Go on October 28! Tickets available through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com). Anyone up for a road trip?
Also in this issue are two rare interviews with Jackie herself. The first is a joint interview with Jackie and Randy Edelman, from People magazine circa 1980. The second is from the September 6, 1991 issue of Goldmine, written by JDSAS member Brian Gari.
Lastly, as this issue features Jackie in her own words, I thought it fitting to include Jackie's comments from the recent television documentary Hollywood Rocks the Movies, as our European readers did not have the opportunity to see it.
Jackie appeared during the segment on beach flicks. Narrator Ringo Starr: Another of the popular female vocalists to be showcased in a beach movie was Jackie DeShannon, who offered this gospel inspired song to 20th Century Foxs 1964 offering Beach Party. (Cut to a black and white clip of a perky 1964 Jackie leading a group of teens around a living room, clapping and singing Glory Wave.) Then a Y2K Jackie appears, commenting, "I hope that my fans liked it. I mean I hope that they had fun watching me be silly or doing whatever singing I was doing. But I was growing as an artist, and it was part of the growth that I needed to do." Jackie appears one more time, at the end of the program, saying, "Hollywood was very aware of how music changed the way people were thinking, and they wanted to be a part of it."
Thank you to Mark Tyler for the great cover photo, and to Jim Pierson, Brian Gari and Peter Lerner for their contributions. And dont forget to visit Jackies website at http://www.jackiedeshannon.com for updates on (hopefully) more of Jackies upcoming concert appearances.
From Liz Smiths syndicated newspaper column: Real Survivor: Jackie DeShannon, the 60s-era hit-maker of "Put A Little Love In Your Heart" and "What the World Needs Now Is Love", has a new album coming out on Sept. 24, via Varese Sarabande Records. DeShannon has written 13 new songs, and jokes, "These are the tracks of my tears. Also my blood and sweat. I had complete control of this project, and I loved it!" DeShannons return is being managed by Hal Lifson, the guy who put Nancy Sinatra back on the map.