In the first few years of my Those Were the Days program, Jack Scott was often requested.
Sadly many have forgotten this great artist and his work.
He was born in 1936 on January, 28th, and he died December 12th, 2019.
He was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame in 2011.
It was my honor to have him on the air with me in the early 1990's.
Jack Scott worked with many rock and roll pioneers and was a friend of Eddie Cochran.
Back when Forgotten Hits was brand new, there was a big push to have Jack Scott inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame ... in fact, we were asked to help circulate a petition that had over 10,000 signatures on it. As has always been the case, The Rock Hall couldn't have cared less ... THEY know music and we don't.
Now I'm not necessarily convinced that Scott actually DESERVES a spot in The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame ... but it was interesting to see the mechanics as to how all of this worked at the time, especially being fairly new to the game at the time.
As for Phil's question as to how Jack Scott's hits performed in Canada, here is a short HIT LIST showing you the US Peak and the Canadian Peak of his biggest hits.
THE JACK SCOTT HIT LIST
1958 - My True Love (#3, US / #1 Can)
1958 - Leroy (#11 US / #15 Can)
1958 - With Your Love (#26 US / #18 Can)
1959 - Goodbye Baby (#8 US / #3 Can)
1959 - Save My Soul (#73 US / #3 Can)
1959 - I Never Felt Like This (#69 US / #38 Can)
1959 - Bella (#82 US / #38 Can)
1959 - The Way I Walk (#25 US / #31 Can)
1960 - What In The World's Come Over You (#3 US / #2 Can)
1960 - Burning Bridges (#2 US / #2 Can)
1960 - Oh, Little One (#34 US / #2 Can)
1960 - It Only Happened Yesterday (#25 US / #4 Can)
1960 - Cool Water (#52 US / #4 Can)
1960 - Patsy (#35 US / #18 Can)