Jackie DeShannon is one of the first female singer-songwriters of the rock and roll era and a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Her songs have been covered by everyone from Annie Lennox to Stevie Nicks to Van Morrison.
She’s not just a songwriter, though. She’s a singer who is responsible for two of the most iconic anthems of the 1960s — “What the World Needs Now is Love, Sweet Love” and “Put a Little Love in Your Heart.”
Jackie explains why she believes music keeps her young and her efforts to stay positive, no matter what is happening around her.
Plus, what was like to be the opening act for the Beatles in 1964 during their first American tour? She looks back on this fascinating time in history. She also shares the interesting backstory on her biggest hit, “What the World Needs Now,” and how her upbringing influenced her positive songs.
And what does she think is the biggest difference between stars like the Beatles and her former boyfriend Elvis Presley? She shares just how unique those artists truly were.
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