Jackie C
Who is Jackie C?

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It's the question on everyone's lips: 'Who is the sensation known as Jackie C?' 'Where did she come from?' And most of all: 'Where will she turn up next?'

Her official biography, Jackie C: Pop Sensation, now sadly remaindered but occasionally spotted at the more chichi car-boot sales of her old stomping ground in Bermondsey, London, tells us a little of her early years:

Jackie emerged into London's pop scene in the mid '70s, appearing briefly on stage with a world famous synth/pop combo when she accidentally turned left instead of right when looking for the 'Ladies' at one of London's premier pop venues, and found herself in the spotlight, as it were. This brief exposure to fame set Jackie on a life of rock 'n' roll glory.

The late '80s found her gracing London's rock venues with the best of them. The famous yellow lights of the Westway flyover, Waterloo Underground Station, and the zebra crossing in Abbey Road all bore witness to her talent. Unable though to hold down a permanent 'gig', she finally decided to go into the studio and record a string of pop classics (now sadly all deleted).

The '90s were a somewhat fraught time for Jackie. The phone stopped ringing, and her former celebrity friends moved away as their own careers blossomed. But Jackie isn't the kind of artist who gives up easily and, remembering the words of her heroine, Coco Chanel, she took to meditating on those inspiring (and beautifully co-ordinated) words: The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

The rest, as they say, is history.

So there you have it. The true facts behind the woman who is taking the pop world by storm. Don't miss the chance to see Jackie C in concert at a venue near you soon!