Lesley Gore, 1946 — 2015

Leslie Gore, 1946 -- 2015
Singer Lesley Gore died on Monday at the age of 68. Her first big hit, produced by Quincy Jones, arranged by Claus Ogerman, and written by Wally Gold, John Gluck Jr., and Herb Weiner of Aaron Schroeder Music, was 1963’s “It’s my Party.”

Here’s a clip of Ms. Gore lip-syncing it on Hollywood A Go Go in 1965:

Want to hear young Lesley sing it without the double-tracking and reverb? There’s a live version by the teen here.


“Lesley Gore, Famous For Her Song ‘It’s My Party,’ Has Died,” Sonari Glinton, NPR


Short Link: http://wp.me/p6sb6-kUj

Image by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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