b. 1942, Edinburgh, Scotland. Dennis was discovered by UK comedians Mike and Bernie Winters, when he was performing at an American Air Force base in Prestwick. They brought him to the attention of top agent Eve Taylor and she instantly booked him on the 6.5 Special television show. Dennis’ impact was immediate and he was quickly added to the cast of the 6.5 Special film; it was even announced that he was to start filming The Jackie Dennis Story. The future looked very bright indeed in 1958 for the lively, kilt-wearing, 15-year-old pop singer, whose first record ‘La Dee Dah’, a cover version of Billy And Lillie’s US hit, had leapt into the UK Top 20 just two weeks after its release. Television and live bookings flooded in and he was even invited to the USA to appear in Perry Como’s top-rated television show, where he was introduced as ‘Britain’s Ricky Nelson’. Despite all this, record buyers did not purchase his subsequent releases in any quantity and he faded from the public eye just as quickly as he had arrived.
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