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Santa Mark
post Feb 16 2015, 09:40 PM
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Singer Lesley Gore whose biggest hit was It's My Party also a hit in 1981 for Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin
has died.
http://variety.com/2015/music/news/lesley-...ter-1201434894/



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post Feb 16 2015, 09:52 PM
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now that is very sad, I admired Lesley a lot, You Don't Own Me was a defiant girl anthem at a time when that was a very rare thing, and it's brilliant, a massively under-rated song for a 17-year-old to sing. Maybe I know was also great fun, along with It's My Party, she co-wrote Out Here On My Own from the Fame movie, and was one of Catwoman's singing minions in the Batman TV series of the 60's. Oh and she was gay.

If you only google one thing she did, make it You Don't Own Me and think of a 17-year-old singing it who's not into men..
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post Feb 17 2015, 05:39 AM
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F**k to the cancer.

"Maybe I Know" was my "Song Of The Year" for 1964.



It's a very painful thing to lost legendary female singers. R.I.P. Lesley. cry.gif cry.gif cry.gif cry.gif
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post Feb 17 2015, 12:17 PM
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"It's My Party" was followed by many other hits, including the sequel "Judy's Turn to Cry" (US No. 5); "She's a Fool" (US No. 5); the protofeminist million-selling "You Don't Own Me," which held at No. 2 for three weeks behind the Beatles' "I Want To Hold Your Hand"; "That's the Way Boys Are" (US No. 12); "Maybe I Know" (US No. 14/UK No. 20); "Look of Love" (US No. 27); and Grammy-nominated "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows" (US No. 13), from the 1965 movie Ski Party. In 1965, she appeared in the beach party film The Girls on the Beach in which she performed three songs: "Leave Me Alone," "It's Gotta Be You" and "I Don't Want to Be a Loser."

In all she had 22 Top 100 hits in the US between 1963 & 1968.

Unfortunately she only had 2 UK hits. It's My Party #9 in 1964 and Maybe I Know #20 in 1964.

3 of my favourites were Judy's Turn To Cry - Sunshine Lollipops & Rainbows - You Don't Own Me





R.I.P. Lesley


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post Feb 17 2015, 01:36 PM
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QUOTE(popchartfreak @ Feb 16 2015, 09:52 PM) *
now that is very sad, I admired Lesley a lot, You Don't Own Me was a defiant girl anthem at a time when that was a very rare thing, and it's brilliant, a massively under-rated song for a 17-year-old to sing. Maybe I know was also great fun, along with It's My Party, she co-wrote Out Here On My Own from the Fame movie, and was one of Catwoman's singing minions in the Batman TV series of the 60's. Oh and she was gay.

If you only google one thing she did, make it You Don't Own Me and think of a 17-year-old singing it who's not into men..


The irony being that like a lot of the feminist anthems of the era, it was written by men.
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post Feb 17 2015, 06:55 PM
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QUOTE(fiesta @ Feb 17 2015, 01:36 PM) *
The irony being that like a lot of the feminist anthems of the era, it was written by men.


True, though at least Carole King paved the way forward during this period (she wrote the music, her husband wrote the lyrics) and Ellie Greenwich (with husband Jeff Barry) as actual female songwriters - including Lesley Gore's Maybe I Know. Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Laura Nyro were soon flying that flag by the late 60's with no male help needed at all for the songs. Yay!
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QUOTE(Mark. @ Feb 16 2015, 09:40 PM) *

I'd forgotten that Lesley Gore died this year. With a new version of You Don't Own Me riding high in the chart, now seems to be an appropriate time to remind people of her original version.
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