Jackie Trent's first stage appearance was as a ten year old in the pantomime show Babes in the Wood, but a career as a pop singer she was, rather than the stage. Their first single, " Pick Up the Pieces " was published in 1962, but only two record labels and three years later she had her first ( and biggest ) hit, " Where Are You Now ( My Love )? " captured on 20 May 1965, the top position on the British charts. The song she had co-written with Tony Hatch, who also produced it.
Hatch worked at that time a very successful relationship with Petula Clark. Clark liked Trent not because she made the married Hatch unique advances. As Hatch and Trent began to work together to write songs for Petula, these were issued in the first period as written by Tony alone songs. With the song " I Could not Live Without Your Love" (1966 ), inspired by their affair, they made their affair public. A year later they were married in Kensington, London.
Although Trent numerous singles and albums recorded, both solo and in duet with her husband, she was better than as a singer as song writer. In addition to her compositions for Clark and Hatch wrote many songs for other artists, including Frank Sinatra, Nancy Wilson, Des O'Connor, Shirley Bassey, Vikki Carr and Dean Martin.
The late 1960s, Trent returned to the stage - they went with the musical " Nell " on a tour of the United Kingdom.
In the 1970s, Trent and Hatch made a detour into the world of musicals. Their first project, " The Card ", based on a novel by Arnold Bennett and was performed in London's West End with Jim Dale and Millicent Martin in the lead roles. An album with the stage version was published in 1975. A rewritten version of the show, with Peter Duncan and Hayley Mills in the lead roles, was given theater in the 1990s at the Regent 's Park Open Air and also released as an album. The second Hatch / Trent musical was "Rock Nativity ", with libretto and lyrics by David Wood. It was first produced in Newcastle upon Tyne; 1976 was a revised version, which was also recorded for television, toured Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
1978 attracted Trent and Hatch to Dublin and stayed there for four years. They hosted the television series " Words and Music " and " It's A Musical World". Hatch continued to produce themes music for television series such as " Seagull Iceland " and "Airline " before they both moved to Australia in 1982. There, the pair wrote one of his most famous compositions, the theme of the television soap opera Neighbours ( Neighbours ). Trent and Hatch separated in 1995 and divorced in 2002.
After the separation of Hatch Trent was a successful comeback on the British stage with a tour of the musical " High Society ". She then spent several years retired, but in April and May 2004, she gave a series of concerts in Australia and wrote new songs. In 2005, she married again.