Wednesday, 7 August 2013

1963, Music: Lesley Gore


On May 30, 1963 New Jersey teenager Lesley Gore makes her first appearance on television singing "It's My Party". Lesley Gore (real name Lesley Sue Goldstein) was just a few weeks past her 17th birthday when she performed on the music show American Bandstand.
Three months earlier producer Quincy Jones saw and heard her in a Manhattan nightclub. In late February Jones helped her select "It's My Party" from among hundreds of demos he'd brought for her to consider. Six weeks later, Gore's debut single was finished and soon thereafter it was on its way to the top of the pop charts. "It's My Party" was followed by many other hits, including "Judy's Turn to Cry", "She's a Fool", "You Don't Own Me", "That's the Way Boys Are", "Maybe I Know", "Look of Love", and "Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows".
"It's My Party" (1963)
Lesley Gore
Lesley was later nominated for an Oscar for co-writing the song "Out Here On My Own" from the movie Fame (1980).

Lesley Gore "It's My Party" (1963)

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