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UPDATED 04/23/2001 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 04/23/2001 at 01:00 AM EDT

>Jackie DeShannon

A singer-songwriter so hot in the '60s that the Beatles clamored to have her on the same bill, DeShannon ("What the World Needs Now Is Love," "Put a Little Love in Your Heart"), now 60, has just released her first album in 15 years, You Know Me (Varèse Sarabande/JAG).

How have things changed since you began recording?

I came up at a time when women had no leverage or control. I really was the only one on the West Coast who was writing, singing and producing.

Why an album now?

I thought it would be good for my son to see that Mom was doing it before Paula Cole, Sheryl Crow and Sarah McLachlan. There was life before Britney and Christina.

How were the Beatles gigs?

Great, great times. It was a thankless job, though. The audience was screaming, "Get off the stage!"

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