Additional information about this, Jackie Lee vinyl art.
Jackie Lee – The Artist
Jackie Lee (born Jacqueline Norah Flood,1936, Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish popular music singer, who has recorded under various names. Lee was 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 show bands playing prestigious Irish venues. She went on to record under the name Jacky and Jacky Lee. Particular hits were “white Horses” and “Rupert” both of which were TV themes.
Rupert – The Song
Rupert is a song written by West and Roxer and performed by Jackie Lee for the popular childen’s TV show based on the famous cartoon character. This recording also had a place in the “Best TV themes of all time” list from The Penguin Television Companion at Number 7, thus consolidating Lee’s reputation.
Rupert The Bear – The Shape
Rupert Bear is a children’s comic strip character created by the English artist Mary Tourtel and first appearing in the Daily Express newspaper on 8 November 1920. Rupert’s initial purpose was to win sales from the rival Daily Mail and Daily Mirror. In 1935, the mantle of Rupert artist and storyteller was taken over by Alfred Bestall, who was previously an illustrator for Punch and other glossy magazines. Bestall proved to be successful in the field of children’s literature and worked on Rupert stories and artwork into his 90s. More recently, various other artists and writers have continued the series. About 50 million copies have been sold worldwide. Rupert is a bear who lives with his parents in a house in Nutwood, a fictional idyllic English village. He is drawn wearing a red jumper/sweater and bright yellow checked trousers, with matching yellow scarf.
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