Lesley Gore

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Tags: 60s pop oldies female vocalists classic rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lesley Goldstein, 2 May 1946, New York City, USA, and raised in Tenafly, New Jersey. Having secured a recording contract with Mercury Records on the basis of a privately financed demonstration disc, Gore enjoyed a sensational debut when ‘It’s My Party’ topped the US chart in May 1963, reached number 9 in the UK and grossed sales in excess of one million. This tale of adolescent trauma has retained its timeless appeal - the singer’s birthday celebrations are irrevocably marred on losing boyfriend Johnny to Judy - and it remains one of the era’s most memorable releases. The vengeful follow-up, ‘Judy’s Turn To Cry’, reached US number 5 and earned another gold disc, but successive releases, including ‘She’s A Fool’ (US number 5), ‘You Don’t Own Me’ (US number 2), a powerful call for independence, ‘That’s The Way Boys Are’ (US number 12) and ‘Maybe I Know’ (US number 14),...

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