Lesley Gore. Dead at 68. :(

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  1. Tulessa

    Tulessa Well-Known Member

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  2. los2188

    los2188 North Carolina Tar Heels..your NCCA Champs!!

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    I guess that was a little bit before my time, but I know the song and that's too bad nevertheless.
     
  3. Tulessa

    Tulessa Well-Known Member

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    [video=youtube;XsYJyVEUaC4]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsYJyVEUaC4[/video]
     
  4. newone

    newone 2nd mouse gets the cheese

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    yikes! I can remember singing this along with my teeny bopper friends way back when.....

    shocked....she wasn't that old


    RIP
     
  5. Tulessa

    Tulessa Well-Known Member

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    I was always a big fan of hers.

    [video=youtube;Yy7aPyNuPxA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy7aPyNuPxA[/video]
     
  6. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes Fasten your seatbelts...

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    newone 2nd mouse gets the cheese

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    BetteDavisEyes Fasten your seatbelts...

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    'It's My Party' singer-songwriter Lesley Gore dies at 68

    By MARK KENNEDY, AP
    37 minutes ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 at age 16 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," and followed it up with the hits "Judy's Turn to Cry," and the feminist anthem "You Don't Own Me," died Monday. She was 68.

    Gore died of lung cancer at New York University Langone Medical Center in Manhattan, according to her partner of 33 years, Lois Sasson.

    "She was a wonderful human being — caring, giving, a great feminist, great woman, great human being, great humanitarian," Sasson, a jewelry designer, told The Associated Press...

    http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/entertainment/20150216/US--Obit-Lesley.Gore/
     
  9. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes Fasten your seatbelts...

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    Lesley Gore hit the music scene at 17 years of age in 1963 with the teen anthem "It's My Party". Born in Brooklyn (Kings County), New York, USA, she was discovered at a party by legendary producer Quincy Jones, who signed her to Mercury Records and produced "It's My Party"...

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0330753/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm
     
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    BetteDavisEyes Fasten your seatbelts...

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    “The more people understand that they probably already know a gay person, and in fact adore them, then the better off we're gonna be—and that may take awhile, but it's happening, for sure. By the time I shut my eyes for good, I'll have seen a real difference, I think, and I'm happy about that.”

    —Lesley Gore

    http://www.biography.com/people/lesley-gore-16606845#synopsis
     
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    I actually did cry at my 13th birthday party after seeing the boy I liked holding hands with my friend. I sat home the next day and played that single over and over and cried. :floorlaugh:
     
  13. Cubby

    Cubby fly the W!

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    Her hits were before I was born, but I loved Lesley Gore. The group I hung with in the 80's were the muscle car crowd and greasers. We used to jokingly say, "it's totally 50's" if something was cool and "totally 80's" if it sucked. "You don't own me" will always be my favorite.

    Best era of music - ever.

    Sleep peacefully Lesley. :
     
  14. daisy7

    daisy7 Retired WS Staff

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    Same here, Cubby

    http://youtu.be/JDUjeR01wnU

    RIP, Lesley
     
  15. STANDREID

    STANDREID A slacker when slacker wasn't cool

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    R.I.P. Lesley

    I could be wrong but I believe she was the first individual baby boomer to have a #1 record on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with It's My Party in June of 1963-beating out Stevie Wonder and his Fingertips Pt. 2 by more than two months.
     
  16. MsMarple

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    You tell 'em, Lesley! RIP. :rose:

    You Don't Own Me

    You don't own me, I'm not just one of your many toys
    You don't own me, don't say I can't go with other boys

    And don't tell me what to do
    And don't tell me what to say
    And please, when I go out with you
    Don't put me on display, 'cause

    You don't own me, don't try to change me in any way
    You don't own me, don't tie me down 'cause i'd never stay

    Oh, I don't tell you what to say
    I don't tell you what to do
    So just let me be myself
    That's all I ask of you

    I'm young and I love to be young
    I'm free and I love to be free
    To live my life the way I want
    To say and do whatever I please

    A-a-a-nd don't tell me what to do
    Oh-h-h-h don't tell me what to say
    And please, when I go out with you
    Don't put me on display

    I don't tell you what to say
    Oh-h-h-h don't tell you what to do...

    [video=youtube;4QEqLTbEXy0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QEqLTbEXy0[/video]
     
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    Nova Well-Known Member

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    I was fortunate to see her live a couple of years ago at the FABULOUS PALM SPRINGS FOLLIES. Lung cancer notwithstanding, she was belting out her hits as well as ever! My best wishes to her partner and fans.
     
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    I haven't thought about Lesley in years. So sorry. What talent! She is just a few years older than I.
     
  19. daisy7

    daisy7 Retired WS Staff

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    Here's a PSA version of You Don't Own Me for those that haven't seen it before. Includes comments from Lesley.

    http://youtu.be/XMxtbAP2cyU
     
  20. newone

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    thank you...............will be sharing that link with others.....yep since 1964.....
     

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