I was being extra careful around her because her husband was an exec at the Label and I was in a minefield. Long story short, I threw a well attended Cocktail Party before her first show at the hotel and the week went fine.

So it goes, but don't feel bad for Jackie and Donna, the writer's residuals on a hit like that are considerable and continue coming in for the life of the song. I'm sure Ms DeShannon had a momentary feeling of disappointment, but she was a pro and had playe...

September 11, 2015

What The World Needs Now Is Love


In the late 60’s I was in San Francisco doing promotion for Liberty/United Artists records.  One of the artists that was big then, Jackie DeShannon, was coming to town to play the Mark Hopkins Hotel, and I was to do all I could to make...

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