Lesley Gore… Thanks for the songs of my youth.

Lesley Gore

 

Cancer sadly took another victim Feb 16th, Gore only 68 years old.

I was almost six when “It’s My Party” blasted the radio airways and went to #1 in 63′ but out of all her hits from the early-mid 60s, the song playing would ultimately become my favorite. “You Don’t Own Me” was released just 8 months later and really showcased her vocals. Only 10 years older than me at 16 her career took off.

Lesley Gore would forever be a part of the 60s explosion of music & hits. It was a fabulous era to be a kid and teen. She left us way too soon as many over the last few years. This song sounds as good right now as when it was first released and her talent will never be forgotten.

Guess now it’s our turn to cry.

 

Lesley-Gore

 

 

You Don’t Own Me

Written by John Madara & David White.
Released in December 1963.

 

Lesley Gore.

 

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