Lou Christie's chart topping, multi-million selling career as a
songwriter, recording artist, and performer started in a two-track
studio in Glenwillard Pennsylvania, his rural hometown near Pittsburgh.
Leslie Gore was born in New York City on May 2, 1946. She first entered
the Top 40 charts with the #1 hit, IT'S MY PARTY, in May of 1963, just
after her 17th birthday. She quickly racked up several more hit records
as she became the standard bearer for teenage angst. Such Top 5 hits as
JUDY'S TURN TO CRY, SHE'S A FOOL, and YOU DON'T OWN ME united teenage
girls around the world with someone who seemed to be going through the
same things they were. Gore had been working on a memoir and a Broadway
show based on her life when she died of lung caner on February 16, 2015.
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