Jackie DeShannon
08/21/1944 in Hazel, KY


Jackie DeShannon (born August 21, 1941) 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. DeShannon is currently an entertainment broadcast correspondent reporting Beatles band members' news for the radio program Breakfast with the Beatles. ... (see more)