"(Their songs) they changed my life. They changed the whole course of my career." Petula Clark
Being Me charts, for the first time, the glittering career of British singer-songwriter Jackie Trent.
Jackie's journey from Staffordshire-born coal miner's daughter to the toast of the entertainment industry is told in her own words, with the candour and humour for which she was renowned.
As one of the most celebrated singers and lyricists of her time, Jackie was best known for her creative partnership with her first husband Tony Hatch, with whom she wrote the legendary theme tune to the Australian soap opera, Neighbours. With twelve albums, fifty-one singles and countless performances on stage and screen as a singer and actress, Jackie's talent was admired by millions. Although she counted Elvis and Frank Sinatra among her many celebrity friends, Jackie remained a shy and unassuming woman, even in the face of her successes and her glamorous life.
Being Me finally sets the record straight, charting the ups and downs and the often bitter truth of Jackie's life. A special woman with a real gift, Jackie Trent's story is a must-read, and her rich legacy deserves to be recognised.