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Marc Almond

Jacky

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“Jacky” (La chanson de Jacky) is a song written by Jacques Brel. He recorded the song on 2 November 1965, and it was released on his 1966 album Ces Gens-Là. The song was translated from French into English and retitled as “Jackie”. Scott Walker recorded and released the song as a single in late 1967. The single met with controversy in the UK because of lyrics like “authentic queers and phony virgins” and drug references. The song was banned by the BBC and was not performed on TV or played on the mainstream radio channels. The song was performed on the non-BBC channels most notably on Frankie Howerd’s show Howerd’s Hour where Walker sang and danced in a overly comical fashion. The song eventually charted at #22, and the following year was included on Walker’s hugely... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ If i could be for just one little hour ... Cute in a stupid ass way ... If i could be for an hour every day

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