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Lesley Gore

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New York City, USA (1963 – present)

Lesley Gore (born 2 May 1946 in New York City, USA as Lesley Sue Goldstein) is an American singer-songwriter, one of the best known performers of the girl group era.

Raised in Tenafly, New Jersey to Jewish parents, Gore was discovered as a teenager. Her first single in 1963 at age 16 was the #1 hit It’s My Party still perhaps her best known recording, which also made #9 in Britain. It was followed by others, including Judy’s Turn To Cry (the sequel to “It’s My Party”), She’s A Fool, the proto-feminist You Don’t Own Me, and Maybe I Know. Her record producer was Quincy Jones, who would later become one of the most famous producers in American music.

Instead of accepting the television and movie contracts that came her way, Gore chose to attend Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. This limited her public career to weekends and summer vacations and undoubtedly hurt her career. Nevertheless, throughout the mid-1960’s, Gore continued to be the one of the most popular female singers in the United States and Canada.

By the late 1960s, though, her fame lessened as popular tastes evolved towards a harder-edged, psychedelic sound. Her last major hit was “California Nights,” (1967) which she performed on an episode of the Batman TV series in which she guest-starred as one of Catwoman’s minions.

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