“Undeniably, the greatest Canadian rock and roll singer of all time.”
That was the introduction to Jack Scott’s induction into the Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame in 2011.
Scott, who logged a string of hits in the late 50’s to early 60’s, had a heart attack in Dec. 2019, and passed away. He was 83.
Scott continued to perform world-wide into his 70s and, reportedly, his vocals were spot on, note for note, just like his original recordings.
Although his two biggest hits were ballads, 1958’s “My True Love” (his first Top-5) and, two years later, “Burning Bridges,” he was also an early and influential Rockabilly star– he tore it up on stage with high energy rockers like “Leroy” (the flip side of “My True Love” and originally titled “Greasball.”)