Monday, February 16, 2015

Lesley Gore, R. I. P.

Yahoo News: NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 at age 16 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," and followed it up with the hits "Judy's Turn to Cry," and the feminist anthem "You Don't Own Me," died Monday. She was 68.

8 comments:

Alice Chang said...

Too young.

Unknown said...

Indeed. Far too young.

Jeff Meyerson said...

That's a shocker.

I miss the old days.

Jeff

Unknown said...

Yes, this one really hurts.

Deb said...

Nooooo! This is too sad. RIP, Lesley.

Tom Johnson said...

I still have her records. Sad.

Max Allan Collins said...

She was a great singer -- incredible voice and a terrific performer. There's a lot of talk about how on the TAMI show the old guard got blown away by James Brown and the Stones. But Miss Gore was polished and forceful and poised, knocking out a flock of great songs. With the exceptions of the two above named, she blew the rest away, and held her own with those. I'll cry if I want to.

Unknown said...

No question about it. She was the surprise of the TAMI show.