If you listened to your radio in the 60's, and heard the voice of a beautiful blond balladeer singing "Put a Little Love In Your Heart", you couldn't help falling in love with Jackie de Shannon. With that song, and other self penned compostitions like "When You Walk In The Room" and "Needles and Pins" (a hit later on for Brits 'The Searchers) Jackie de Shannon embodied the optimism and innocence of a time in pop music that we'll never see the likes of again. Even today, when you hear those songs, you can't help but smile ...they're kind of like a little lunch break for your spirit.

Well, Jackie de Shannon is returning to live performance, and a recording career, and she hasn't lost a step. Not that she's gone away during the last few years. She's been busy as a songwriter, turning out hits like 'Bette Davis Eyes" for Kim Carnes, and contributing to albums for artists like Cher and Marianne Faithful. Its been a long road for an artist who opened for the Beatles on their American tour (check out the new Beatles Anthology tome for dressing room photos of her with the Fabs). Years of experience have only deepened her as a writer and performer.

Jackie's new album is called "you know me", and critics are calling it the best work of her career. A couple of years ago Jackie promised us that when she was ready with new material she would bring her show to the Bottom Line. And don't you know, she's coming here for two special evenings. On Saturday, March 3rd, Jackie will be on stage as part of the first "In Their Own Words" for the new year. We'll be able to hear her not only perform her songs, but talk about her music with the other panelists. The following Saturday, March 10th, the entire evening belongs to Jackie and her band, led by Bottom Line favorite, guitarist Glen Burtnik. and all her great hits.

We're so pleased to have her, and we know you'll experience an unforgettable show. So don't wait around...get your tickets and mark your calendar.