Jackie DeShannon Net Worth

Jackie DeShannon is a singer and songwriter who grew up in a musically inclined family. Her father was a barber and her mother had an extensive vocal background. She started singing country songs at age six. At the age of 11, she hosted her own radio program. Despite being one of the youngest entertainers of the day, she forged a successful career in the 1960s.

As a teenager, she costarred with Bobby Vinton in the film Surf Party. In the mid-’60s, she wrote songs for The Beatles. One of these songs, “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” became a hit. However, her other singles didn’t fare quite as well.

In 1969, DeShannon returned to the pop charts with the hit “Put a Little Love in Your Heart.” This song was recorded by Dolly Parton, Al Green, and Annie Lennox. It reached the ninth position on the Billboard Hot 100.

“Break-A-Way,” another DeShannon tune, was recorded by Irma Thomas in 1964. Later, it was covered by Tracey Ullman.

Another song by DeShannon, “Come and Stay with Me,” was a hit for Marianne Faithfull. After being released as a single, it topped the country charts in 1994. Several other songs by DeShannon were also recorded by various artists, including Bruce Springsteen, Kim Carnes, and Ella Fitzgerald.

During the ’60s, Jackie DeShannon’s musical career grew and she forged a reputation as an innovator in folk-rock. Her songs were sung by artists like The Searchers, The Carpenters, and Ella Fitzgerald.

In the ’60s, DeShannon was one of the first female singers to become a songwriter. When she was 13, she was featured in a local newspaper for her voice talents. A couple of years later, she was a major star.

DeShannon is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Her songs have been recorded by such artists as Cher, The Carpenters, and Rita Coolidge. Among her most notable hits, she wrote “When You Walk in the Room” for Paul Carrack and Del Shannon. Other songs include “Bette Davis Eyes,” “Breakaway,” and “Break-A-Way.”

Jackie DeShannon has been married to Randy Edelman, an American composer and musician. They have a son together named Noah. During the ’60s, DeShannon performed and sang with the Beatles. Their friendship remained strong for years.

Upon leaving New York, DeShannon settled in Los Angeles. She met Jimmy Page, a guitarist with whom she wrote several songs. Together, they formed a band called Love. While they were recording a number of songs, they dated for a time. Eventually, they broke up in early 1965.

DeShannon’s music continues to be covered by such artists as Kim Carnes, Cher, and Ella Fitzgerald. In 2010, she was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Besides her music career, DeShannon also works as an entertainment broadcast correspondent. Currently, she is 81 years old.

With her impressive musical legacy, DeShannon has a net worth estimated at $1 to $5 million. She is also a popular celebrity on social networking sites.