Jackie Lee was a popular Irish singer and a musical child prodigy.

She won a scholarship and trained as a soprano for four years. Upon finishing her studies she became a vocalist with the top showbands playing Irish venues.

She moved to London and in 1955 her first solo record was released, followed by a further two the next year. From 1959 to 1964, Lee was a member of The Raindrops, a successful quartet who made countless appearances on British TV. In 1962, she entered the UK heats of the Eurovision Song Contest as a solo act with “There’s No-one in the Whole Wide World”.

Lee also had a parallel career as a respected session singer, through her groups The Jackie Lee Singers and Tears of Joy. She provided the backing vocals for such global number ones as “Green Green Grass of Home” by Tom Jones and “Release Me” by Engelbert Humperdinck.

In 1968, and known simply as ‘Jacky’, she had a UK Top Ten hit single with “White Horses”, the theme from a children’s TV programme.

Backing Tracks – White Horses

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