Jackie Dennis

Jackie Dennis was born in Leith, Edinburgh on 8th October 1942, and was just 15-years-old when he was discovered and catapulted into fame after appearing on the BBC's '6.5 Special' TV show.

He also appeared in the film version of '6.5 Special'.

He later made an appearance in an edition of BBC's "Drumbeat" show. A true Scot, young Jackie was always clad in kilt, sporran and velveteen jacket. His one big hit, "La-Dee-Dah" (a cover of an American hit record) released on UK Decca F10992 in 1958, achieved # 4 in the UK Hit Parade and even some minor interest in the US as a 'British Frankie Lymon'.

However his follow-up "My Dream", once again on Decca (F 11011) in 1958 and then a cover of a Sheb Wooley novelty song "Purple People Eater" did not bring him great success.

He had a 'parting of the ways' with his manager over money matters and retired from the music scene.

He is alive and well and living in Edinburgh as at 2016.

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