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Jack Scott: Canada's forgotten rock 'n' roll star

Nicholas Jennings, The Globe and Mail, 20 December 2019

IN THE LATE 1950s and early '60s, there were few bigger stars than Jack Scott. With his signature mix of snarling rockers and soothing ballads, the Canadian-born, U.S.-based musician scored 19 hit singles in just 41 months, a feat achieved by only a handful of other pop acts, including the Beatles. And seven of those hits were on his self-titled debut album.

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