Jackie Lynton has been famous more times than most of us have had hot dinners! He has played and recorded with a stellar list of true rock legends: Jimmy Page, Ritchie Blackmore, Screaming Lord Sutch, Big Jim Sullivan, Albert Lee, Rick Parfitt, Dick Taylor and most of Jethro Tull including guitarist Martin Barre and founder members Ian Anderson, Mick Abrahams and Clive Bunker.
He started his career as a young ballad singer in the late fifties and early sixties - in the same shiny suited genre as the young Billy Fury - he had chart hits with All Of Me, Teddy Bears Picnic and Somewhere Over The Rainbow. As the sixties progressed Jack expanded from the ballad style (at which he is still a mean exponent) into the blues and rock style which he really loves best, and he wound up as the front man for The Savoy Brown Blues Band, becoming the cover hero for their legendary LP "Jack The Toad".
Jack has always been a bit of a poet, and during the late seventies he struck up a songwriting partnership with Rick Parfitt of Status Quo; the lyrics of many of Status Quo's headbanging hits come from Jack's pen. His next venture into the public eye was as lead singer for Diesel - a band created by the Quo's drummer, John Coghlan. During the nineties Jack became a familiar background figure in "The Queen Vic" as an extra in TV's Eastenders; and for the last twenty years he has played locally in pubs and clubs.
He is still writing and recording songs and he still commands an amazing vocal talent for blues and rock'n'roll. His fame and respect among fellow musicians is legendary. Almost anyone you meet on the music scene will have a story about him - usually rude! His association with the music business over the years means he is often called on by the BBC to participate in documentaries about such colleagues as Long John Baldry, Dave "Screaming Lord" Sutch and others. He is a consummate entertainer and - if the audience is right - will pepper his performance with blue jokes. This respect from his peers means that he has always managed to attract an amazing array of talent to his band - you can judge for yourself at A New Day Festival that the current line up of The Jackie Lynton Band is nothing short of excellent.