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 Its 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 singers birthday celebrations are irrevocably marred on losing boyfriend Johnny to Judy - and it remains one of the eras most memorable releases. The vengeful follow-up, Judys Turn To Cry, reached US number 5 and earned another gold disc, but successive releases, including Shes A Fool (US number 5), You Dont Own Me (US number 2), a powerful call for independence, Thats The Way Boys Are (US number 12) and Maybe I Know (US number 14),...
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