Clark Datchler

Clark Datchler

Born Mar 27, 1964

Clark Datchler is an English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. He first came to fame in 1987 as the lead singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist in the band Johnny Hates Jazz.

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1964 Birth Born on March 27, 1964.


1986 22 Years Old Datchler became a member of Johnny Hates Jazz alongside production team Calvin Hayes and Mike Nocito in 1986. … Read More
1987 23 Years Old They signed with Virgin Records, and Datchler's best-known song, "Shattered Dreams", was released in spring 1987. … Read More
1988 24 Years Old 1 More Event
The band's debut album, Turn Back the Clock, was released in January 1988 and reached #1 in the UK, going double platinum. … Read More
1991 27 Years Old In 1991, Datchler went back into the studio to record some tracks with Rupert Hine, producer of Tina Turner, The Fixx and Howard Jones. … Read More


1998 34 Years Old In 1998, Datchler signed a music publishing deal with BMG Music. … Read More


2009 45 Years Old Datchler rejoined Johnny Hates Jazz in late 2009, and in 2010 they played live shows in Europe and SE Asia.
2010 46 Years Old In October 2010, Datchler received a BMI award in recognition of "Shattered Dreams" achieving over three million broadcast performances in the US alone.
2013 49 Years Old He subsequently started working with Mike Nocito on the album "Magnetized" which was published in 2013 followed by few live concerts in 2014.
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