Personalities | Jack Scott | Fifties | Rock

(Singer-songwriter, b. 1936)

Canadian Jack Scafone Jr. has enjoyed hits on three record labels since his 1958 breakthrough with the US Top 3 rock ballad, ‘My True Love’, whose full throttle rock’n’roll flipside, ‘Leroy’, also peaked just outside the US Top 10. When Scott left Carlton Records in 1959, after nine US hits in 18 months, he signed with Top Rank Records, instantly producing another US Top 5, ‘What In The World’s Come Over You’. He signed with Capitol Records in 1961 and was subsequently regarded as a country artist, although his early classics remain timeless.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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